Having grown up in East Tennessee, Jay has a passion to help others. It all started after working for a local children's after school program during college. He continues to support and serve this non-profit as well as many others in the area that serve children, teens and college students. Jay chaired the local chapter of the Chrysalis community, which is a ministry to youth and young adults, for 2 years after having served in the community for over 15 years. After selling a successful family-run healthcare company in 2014, he decided to start a new career in real estate, helping people through transitions in their life by moving in or on to their next chapter. Jay won the office Rookie of the Year Award for 2015. Jay is always looking for worthwhile business ventures and after learning about College Nannies+Sitters+Tutors, he fell in love with their model and values. He is excited to bring this franchise to the our area and to Build Stronger Families™ with happy children and successful students, and he thinks you will be excited about College Nannies+Sitters+Tutors as well!
Carissa grew up in California and moved to the Tri-Cities in 2014 to attend college. She is a graduate of Milligan College with a degree in Communications - Digital Media. She has previously worked in student recruiting for Milligan, as a resident assistant and peer tutor to other students, and has had various media jobs over the years. All of this experience combines for a great fit for Role Model Manager. Carissa's job is to make sure that the nannies and sitters we hire are the best fit for your family and she plans to do just that!
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I was born and raised in Black Mountain, North Carolina. I grew up homeschooling with my siblings and playing outside in the wilderness of the blue ridge mountains. I began attending public school at Owen Middle and made my way to Buncombe County Middle College. My childhood consisted of potlucks and communal activities. Once I completed high school, I went directly into college and am currently working on a double major of psychology and women studies with a minor in foreign language. Throughout my entire life, I have been extremely passionate about making new connections and making the most of life. From here, I will direct my focus towards furthering my education and helping families in this beautiful community.
My name is Pamela "Pam", I am mother, nurse and wife. My husband Peter and I raised 4 children together. I have spent all of my professional life in nursing, Over the past 18 years I became involved in working with children and have found this to be the area that I wanted to remain. Outside of working with children and families I did many different things as a nurse. I have always found that being of assistance to others is rewarding, and being a mother the most important aspect of my life. Simply put my husband Peter and I both agree, all children deserve to be loved and cared for in a safe and healthy enviornment.
I grew up in a large family, my mother and sisters and brother are nurses, I say that my mother ran a " tiny hospital". She was my example to loving and caring for others. ,
Since our children have grown, 3 live out of state I have found that I have the desire to continue to be active helping and supporting parents/families. I recall the challenge it was to "feel okay" about leaving my little one for work and for parent outings when I lived away from my extended family. I hope that my background provides a sense of security that your child/children are loved and safe.
I am at a time in my life that I want to continue to be with children, support parents and families but change course with nursing to reduce my hours to an as needed basis and make myself more avaialble for babysitiing.
Asheville has been Building Stronger Families® in Asheville and surrounding communities since 2019. Locally owned and operated, we are part of your community, here to serve your family.
Whether your family needs the quality care that comes from one of our role model nannies or the one-on-one attention from one of our College Tutors, we are committed to helping you build a stronger family. Please call or stop in today to schedule a personal family consultation.