Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Brandy founded Adventure Nannies after 8 years of working as a travel nanny herself. As a nanny, she went cliff diving with kids in Italy, worked on a farm in Southern France, attended Burning Man, and learned survival skills in the Rocky Mountain wilderness. These experiences combined with Brandy’s background in education reform and gender studies led her to creating Adventure Nannies. As the original Adventure Nanny, Brandy’s passion for active families and dynamic visionary leadership has propelled Adventure Nannies from its infancy into the high-touch worldwide boutique nanny agency it is today.
When Brandy isn’t at the office or at home with her three dogs, she’s out on the road with her husband’s band, The Lumineers.
Chief Operations Officer
Shenandoah joined Adventure Nannies in 2016 as Chief Operations Officer after serving us as a business consultant and sitting on our board for the past two years. As a former nanny and tutor as well as brand manager for a restaurant group in Seattle, we are pleased to welcome Shenandoah to the Adventure Nannies team.
Shenandoah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance and English and, as a touring musician, has performed all over the world. She still travels extensively, but her home base is currently in Seattle.
As our Recruitment Coordinator, Emily is the main point of contact for nannies and conducts screening calls, assists them in completing their application, and ensures that every candidate is carefully vetted. She possesses a BFA in Theater, is certified in stage combat, and has spent time as both a Montessori Teacher Assistant and touring Teaching Artist. She lives in Seattle, is the Associate Artistic Director of New Century Theatre Company, and was recently the recipient of a highly-coveted Genius Award.
emily [at] adventurenannies [dot] com
East Coast Placement Counselor
Chelsea grew up in Colorado, where she was 3rd place sparring champion in the National Taekwondo Championships, received a BA in musical theater from UNC, and worked as a dance and gymnastics teacher while acting professionally. Since moving to Manhattan in 2014, Chelsea has worked as a professional nanny for high-profile families around New York City. An ex-Girl Scout, Chelsea has volunteered with the Humane Society, National Charity League, and Susan Komen’s Race for the Cure. She lives in Hudson Heights with her dog Winston.
chelsea [at] adventurenannies [dot] com
Placement Counselor / Travel Placement Counselor
Christina possesses a double BA in Business Administration and Spanish from the University of Oregon. Prior to joining the Adventure Nannies team, she was a high school teacher in Spain, the national account manager for Caffe Vita, and a business development consultant. In addition to residing in Spain, she has traveled to the UK, France, Italy, Morocco, Holland, the Czech Republic, and Mexico. Christina’s many hobbies include road trips, motorcycle rides, cooking, yoga, flower arranging, and vintage shopping. She lives in Seattle with her motorcycle, Little Bird.
christina [at] adventurenannies [dot] com
West Coast Placement Counselor
Eriika joined Adventure Nannies as a Placement Counselor in 2015. She brings her impressive skills as a news producer and event planner to match families with their dream nanny.
Eriika was raised in a small northern Californian town where she grew up riding horses, sailing and playing outside. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and has over 17 years of childcare experience. She’s been called the twin whisperer after spending years caring for two sets of twins. Additionally, Eriika is a certified yoga instructor, and loves pulling poses while traveling the world!
Eriika lives north of the Bay Area with her dog Bailey and two cats Goose and Whiskey.
eriika [at] adventurenannies [dot] com
Director of Communications
Prior to her role with Adventure Nannies, Danielle has worked with local and national businesses on developing their voices and social media presences, has been a classroom assistant, and has 15 years of childcare experience. She possesses an unlimited sense of optimism and the ability to find wi-fi in the most unlikely places. In her spare time, she volunteers at Jubilee Women’s Center, Youth Care and Hashtag Lunchbag. Danielle lives in Seattle with her husband/bff Ryan, dog Arlo, and cat Babette. Please contact Danielle for all media and press inquiries.
danielle [at] adventurenannies [dot] com
Ethel joined the Adventure Nannies team when she was 8 weeks old. Her specialties include taste-testing office supplies, customer relations management, and keeping office morale at an all-time high.
When not in the office, Ethel enjoys playing fetch, sleeping, playing fetch, eating, and playing fetch.
At 16 years old, our wise supervisor is nearing 88 in dog years. Pagoda joined our team out of concern for our founder, Brandy, and is constantly tailing her to make sure she stays on task. Pagoda ensures each member of the office staff takes their mandatory walks, and eats every few hours. We don’t know where we’d be without her.
When not at the office, Pagoda enjoys sleeping, eating, and laying on the couch.