About Us

Our Staff

Stuart
Stuart

Stuart Dupuy is an entrepreneur, successfully founding multiple businesses including Mom’s Best Friend. Additionally, Stuart was a successful Dell executive where he had a 17 year career. Prior to joining Dell in 1997, Stuart was an attorney practicing commercial litigation with Fulbright & Jaworski.

Stuart has a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Duke University, with a semester at the London School of Economics. Stuart is married and a father of four children ages 11 through 20, and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and friends. Stuart is a competitive mountain biker and triathlete. Stuart and his family are active members of Life Austin Church in Austin.

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Alyssa
Alyssa

Alyssa started with our company when she moved to Austin from Arlington, Texas in 2015. Initially hired in our Senior Care division after working in assisted living for 10 years, she joined our Temporary Division in 2016. Alyssa loves getting to know both our sitters and families in order to provide the most successful care possible. In her free time, Alyssa loves hiking, canoeing, reading, and traveling. She has two deaf pups at home, Luna and Audrey, who make her heart burst with love.

Brooke
Brooke

Brooke Bickham is a Austin local and has been working with our company for 2 years. She started with our company as the After Hours Manager, and now is our Chicago Placement Manager. Brooke loves a good challenge! Whether she is coordinating a special event for you, or helping you find the best caregiver for your family, Brooke looks forward to helping meet your care needs. Brooke has many talents and she helps work on projects in all areas for the Temporary Division. She is a Graduate from the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a Minor in Geology and European studies. When she is not working with her awesome teammates, Brooke loves to spend time practicing yoga, gardening, enjoying local eats, or at home with a good book and her 2 cats.

Laura
Laura

Laura has been working with Mom's Best Friend and now College Sitters for 16 years! Prior to helping our families, she worked in advertising as a Media Planner at GSD&M. She enjoys leading this awesome team of rock stars who truly give their best day in and day out and the end results is happy families and children. We truly couldn't do what we do without our amazing dedicated staff and our awesome caregivers who truly go above and beyond. In her spare time, Laura enjoys going on walks around Town Lake, hot yoga class, volunteering at her church, dinners with friends and traveling to spend time with her family.

Taylor
Taylor

Taylor is one of our awesome sitters who also helps us in the office on our After Hours team. Taylor juggles a busy schedule with school at Texas State, babysitting and helping us on weekends and also filling in when one of our staff is out on vacation or we have team outings. Taylor always has a smile on her face and is willing to help where needed. She is a joy to have on our team!

Valaencia
Valaencia

Valaencia Thompson has been with our company for 4 years. Prior to joining our team, Valaencia was a pre-school teacher and professional nanny. Valaencia has a degree in Interpersonal Communications and a Minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She is a great communicator and loves helping our clients and families! In her spare time, Valaencia loves spending time with her family and friends, blogging, hosting empowering events, and traveling!

Some of our Nannies

Cameron
Cameron

Hi there!

My name is Cameron Neath and I am passionate about your children. I am a recent graduate of Brown University with a degree in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies. I have experience teaching and tutoring a variety of subjects, and I am fluent in French. In my spare time I enjoy playing ultimate frisbee and taking my puppy for walks. Some of my favorite activities to do with the young people I care for are playing card games, making arts and crafts, going to the movies or ice skating, helping with homework, making music, and lots of reading. I hope that we make a good match and I look forward to meeting you in person!

Mariah
Mariah

Hello! My name is Mariah. I recently graduated from DePaul University. I come from a large family with many pets (even reptiles!). I grew up in Lake County, and I lived in Chicago for a number of years while I worked on my degree. When I'm not nannying, you can catch me volunteering at a food pantry in Garfield Park.

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College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors Chicago | Buffalo Grove has been Building Stronger Families® since 2017. 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 sitters or the one-on-one attention from one of our College Tutors, we are committed to helping you build a stronger family. Please call us today to schedule a personal family consultation.

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