Play Hollow strives to become a community space where caregivers and children can feel seen, heard, nurtured, and valued for who they and are growing to be. We want to empower families with knowledge, resources, and strategies.  Play Hollow is excited to connect our community with professionals via programming, workshops, and services in areas of child development, education, therapy and wellness. 

  • Please click below on the specialists' bios to see what services they are currently offering.
  • Click on the Classes and Events page for upcoming workshops, courses, and programs.
DISCLAIMER: These workshops/services/classes and their content are facilitated by Play Hollow but payment is arranged directly with each professional.  For questions/concerns regarding any aspect of the services/classes/workshops hosted by these professionals, please contact them directly via the contact information included in each bio. 


Natalia M Martinez, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD - BEA

Natalia Martinez is a bilingual (Spanish-English) speech-language pathologist with 13+ years experience working with children ages 0-21. She prioritizes her client's ability to be heard and understood as well as accessibility to the community.  Natalia is passionate about helping everyone she works with being able to achieve everything they set out to be.  Natalia has experience working in areas of articulation, comprehension, reading/writing, bilingual/bicultural development, feeding, curriculum consultations, alternative and augmentative communication, and social skills.  Natalia will work in person locally or via teletherapy for families residing in NY.




     Amber Chaves, OTR/L 

Amber Chaves is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 18 years of experience working with children and their families. As a mother of two and also owner of The Bundle Store, Amber's passionate about giving parents the information and tools they are seeking to empower themselves on their journey into parenthood. Building community and support is the guiding principle behind all of her services and class formats. Amber will work live in person or via teletherapy for families residing locally in NY and via teletherapy for families in VT and FL.



Juliana Russell, M Ed. 

Juliana Russell is a NY State Certified Teacher of Spanish with a Masters of Education from Plattsburgh and TOEFL certificate for teaching English.  She has a deep passion for teaching children and opening their world to new concepts using a growth mindset.  She speaks 4 languages and is continuously learning more in order to embark on her world adventures.  Juliana offers group and individual language lessons for children locally as well as virtually.  



Bobbi Williams, BS Elem Ed., MS Literacy

Bobbi Williams is a certified elementary teacher with 15+ years experience working with grades 1-6.  She has a huge passion for education and nature.  She believes all children learn best when they feel safe, calm, comfortable, ready, and motivated.  Bobbi has experience tutoring children K - 10th grade in reading and math.  She can provide educational opportunities based on NYS standards as well as your child's needs.  Bobbi will work in person locally or virtually.  



Ilissa Goman

Ilissa Goman is a certified infant and child sleep consultant. She helps families align their child’s behavioral habits to their biological sleep needs. Sleep is a science. When you know all the pieces and have them in place then your child’s sleep comes together easily. Ilissa has worked as a sleep coach since 2013 and has helped countless families get the sleep they all need. Sleep does not have to be a struggle for your family! Phone calls and coaching packages can be booked for help.