Meet the Team

Our teachers are dedicated to making your child’s time in our care a fun, engaging learning experience. They work hard to provide for your child’s physical, emotional, and intellectual needs. Here is a little information about each of our staff members so that you can get to know them a bit more personally.

  • Shana Ashby

    Director/Owner

    Shana Ashby

    Director/Owner

    Teaching since: 2015 I love teaching because: I had a teacher when I was little who made an enormous impact on my life. I love teaching children because each day is an opportunity to positively impact their life. Favorite children’s book: The Monster at the End of the Book Favorite hobby: Backpacking

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  • Mikaela Mundell

    Lead Teacher of The Cave/Director

    Mikaela Mundell

    Lead Teacher of The Cave/Director

    Teaching since: 2015 I love teaching because: Of the bond you make with the children and the feeling of pride as your class learns, grows, and accomplishes new tasks. Favorite children’s book: Funny ones. Favorite hobby: Being out on adventures with my kids.

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  • Erika Bucio

    Co-Teacher in The Den

    Erika Bucio

    Co-Teacher in The Den

    Teaching since: 2019 I love teaching because: It makes me feel good that there is excitement and joy. I love kids! Favorite children’s book: Any Dr. Seuss Book Favorite hobby: Dancing

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  • Veronica Jones

    Lead Teacher of The Den

    Veronica Jones

    Lead Teacher of The Den

    Teaching since: 2010 I love teaching because: It gives me joy to know that I have a part in nurturing young minds. Favorite children’s book: When God Made You Favorite hobby: Crafting

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  • Vanessa Carpenter

    Lead Teacher of The Meadow

    Vanessa Carpenter

    Lead Teacher of The Meadow

    Teaching since: 2015 I love teaching because: It allows me to be creative and promote creative thinking. Teaching allows me to share my knowledge while seeing how kids think, their ideas, perspectives, and that makes every day different and fun!  Favorite children’s book: No David and the Goosebumps books Favorite hobby: Painting and drawing

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  • Ari Harper

    Lead Teacher of The Warren

    Ari Harper

    Lead Teacher of The Warren

    Teaching since: 2020 I love teaching because: I love watching the kids grow and being able to grow with them.  Favorite children’s book: Green Eggs and Ham Favorite hobby: Volleyball

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  • Aj Moffat

    Co-Teacher in The Cave

    Aj Moffat

    Co-Teacher in The Cave

    Teaching since: 2020 I love teaching because: Watching a child master a new skill or learn a new letter and be so proud of themselves, is so fulfilling. Every day I get to come to work and show these kids how much they can do and be. I get to see firsthand how much they...

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  • Darby Kaldor

    Floater

    Darby Kaldor

    Floater

    Teaching since: 2021 I love teaching because: I love seeing the kids learn new things and be so excited and proud of them. I also love all of the hugs I get all day! Favorite children’s book: Corduroy  Favorite hobby: Cooking and makeup

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  • Cree Ward

    Lead Teacher of The Burrow

    Cree Ward

    Lead Teacher of The Burrow

    Teaching since: 2018 I love teaching because: The bonding and building relationships with the kids. Being able to see them grow and get bigger and better every day brings me so much joy! They bring so much light and laughter to my days! Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Favorite hobby: Painting

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  • Marisela Gallardo

    Co-Teacher in The Hive

    Marisela Gallardo

    Co-Teacher in The Hive

    Teaching since: 2019 I love teaching because: I enjoy watching them learn something new and see that spark in their mind! Favorite children’s book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and The Giving Tree Favorite hobby: Crocheting

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  • Zandy Miner

    Substitute Teacher

    Zandy Miner

    Substitute Teacher

    Teaching since: 2020 I love teaching because: Watching them learn and grow is amazing! Favorite children’s book: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes Favorite hobby: Camping, boating, and four wheeling

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  • Macy Vande Veegaete

    Co-Teacher in The Burrow

    Macy Vande Veegaete

    Co-Teacher in The Burrow

    Teaching since: 2021 I love teaching because: It’s fun! I like playing with the kids and helping them! Favorite children’s book: The Little Prince Favorite hobby: Skateboarding

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  • Erika Evenson

    Director

    Erika Evenson

    Director

    Teaching since: 2012 I love teaching because: I get the opportunity to provide every child a safe and loving environment to grow, learn, and build relationships together. To see them flourish right in front of me every day is absolutely amazing! I also love seeing that “light bulb” go off in their head, when they...

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We hope you enjoyed learning about our staff. We love each and every one of them and know they truly care about your child. Feel free to get to know your child’s provider and ask them questions of your own!