Donna was raised in Corpus Christi, TX and graduated with honors from Texas A&M University with a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Industrial Engineering. She worked in the corporate world for 12 years, subsequently taking time off to raise three active children and enjoy her family. In early 2007, Donna and Doug opened College Nannies + Tutors in Austin, and is excited to continue to grow and serve local families.
She particularly enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. Other interests include tennis, biking, meeting interesting people, and all things related to business.
Raised in Indiana, along with his eight siblings, Doug graduated from Purdue University with a degree in electrical engineering. He accepted his first corporate position in New York, where he met the love of his life while she was on a temporary assignment. It didn't take long for him to follow her back to Texas, where they were married. Residents of Austin since the early 80's, they have raised three children who all received degrees from Texas A&M and have struck out on their own. In 2007, Doug and Donna opened the first College Nannies & Tutors (CNT) location in Texas, which seemed a natural fit given the value they place on family and education. It gives them great pride to help families every day to navigate the demands of life and to make it a little less stressful. Doug decided in 2012 to leave his corporate job and devote himself to CNT full time. He likes to say he cut back from two jobs to one! They currently operate 4 offices in the Austin area.
Krysta's current position is General Manager of the Austin area College Nannies+Tutors offices.
Born in Texas and raised in California, Krysta has spent most of her career helping others. She graduated from the University of California with degrees in Sociology, Psychology, and Anthropology. She has more than 16 years of experience in the tutoring field, and spent 5 years of that as the Regional Director for a chain of tutoring franchises in California. In 2009 she moved back to her home state of Texas, where she found her niche with College Nannies + Tutors.
Krysta values hard work, and believes her passion for her position brings something special to companies she works for. She hopes to help build a strong foundation in the Austin Learning Centers, and use her knowledge of the business to watch the Austin team continue to grow.
Samantha recently graduated from Southwestern University with a degree in Psychology. She has worked with CNS+T for two years as a nanny, sitter, college ambassador, and on call support.
I was born and raised in Tyler, Texas. I grew up alongside children with physical and mental impairments because my grandmother was the Director of the Early Childhood Intervention Program at the Andrews Children Center. I have always had a passion for working with children. In fact, between my Junior and Senior year of High School, I provided childcare for a 10-year old boy with severe ADD. Additionally, I worked with Life Skills students (students with disabilities) throughout my Senior year. I come from a strong musical theatre background with singing, dancing, and acting. As a performer, I believe that fun, hard work, and imagination are key factors in a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Nothing is more rewarding than helping someone who actually wants to better themselves and seeing them achieve results showing their improvement, whether it be through their higher scores on tests, or just their understanding of the material more thoroughly. This great attitude my students come in with is why I come to work every day.
All students have the potential for greatness. A commitment to learning is one of the most important investments one can make, and I am humbled to be given the chance to share my knowledge with others. After nearly five years, I think back to some of my first students and imagine where they are now – some in professional school, others starting their own careers, or perhaps they have already established themselves in a trade. I wonder where my students now will be in another five years, and I am glad for the time I have been given to influence their journey. Every day that I meet and work with these students is a gift, and I am eternally grateful for the time I have spent as a tutor.