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Meet the Team

Value-driven, Educated Professionals


Andy Birkenhauer

​-Bachelors in Psychology

-Masters in Business Administration 

-7 years of administration experience

- Love being outdoors, hiking, and rock climbing. 

Administrator/ Co- Owner


Trisha Hay

Lead Preschool Teacher/ Co- Owner

- Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education

-Certified Children's Yoga Instructor

- Mom of 2 daughters & 2 dogs

- Enrolled in 3-6 Montessori Certificate Program at GCCME

Janey Detzel

Kitchen Director


- ServSafe Manager Certified


Mary Wilder

Office Manager/ Co-Owner

 - NC Childcare Credentials

- 15+ years childcare experience

- Enjoys hiking and camping and all things nature

- Mom to 4

-Married 13+ years

Kade Kayser

Toddler Co- Teacher

Di'shea Byrd

Lead Infant Teacher

-Mother of 2

-Interested in agriculture and gardening


Erin Head

Lead Toddler Teacher

-Holds a Bachelor's degree in Educational Studies from Mt. St. Joseph University with a concentration in Special Education

-Currently a fellow in the Groundwork Ohio Leadership Cohort which advocates for funding in early childhood education

-Trauma- Informed Care Credential

-Trained in Conscious Discipline

-enjoys watercolor painting, reading, and volunteering at Camp Flame Catcher with Epilepsy Alliance Ohio


Sam Nichols

Assistant Preschool Teacher

- Attended Montessori Schools K- 12th grade

-9 years experience working in early childhood education

-Loves camping, biking, hiking and kayaking

-Avid board gamer and occasional writer

Lindsay Bader

Infant Co- Teacher


Chelsea May

Shine In-Home Director & Lead Teacher

- 0-3 AMS Montessori Directress

- Certified Children's Yoga Instructor

-10+ years of Childcare Experience


Kalvin Pittman

Shine In Home Assistant Teacher

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