Dave has many years of small and start-up business experience. He has started, owned and built businesses as diverse as home construction to alternate energy technology. He has a bent for all things mechanical, and is passionate about California K-12 schooling. Dave has called the Diablo Valley his home for 4 decades—he went to high school in Lafayette, college at Stanford and has raised his three successful children in homes throughout the Valley. Through College Nannies & Tutors, Dave hopes to do his small part to bring California K-12 education into the 21st century.
A Bay Area native, Shelley has called Diablo Valley her home since marriage to Dave in 1977. A graduate of the University of California at Davis, Shelley has based her business exploits and raised her three successful children exclusively in the Valley. She has professional skils in customer service, Real Estate brokerage and in the printing and graphic arts industries. Years on technical support desks have honed her listening skills and helped tap a deep well of patience. For fun and relaxation Shelley sings with award-winning a cappella groups
Isabella joined College Nannies and Tutors in 2009 as a nanny. She wanted to have a flexible job that allowed for her to also care for her year old baby girl. As the business expanded she joined Dave and Shelley in becoming the Nanny Placement Manager to grow the business even further. With hard work and determination to grow the business she received the Nanny Placement Manager of the Year award in 2010 at the national conference. She continues to work in the nanny division as the BUCA staffing manager. She received Rock Star manager of the year award in 2014 as she strives to make College Nannies and Tutors the top franchise in the country.
I believe strongly that children copy the people they interact with during their early stages of life. Therefore, I do my best to exhibit leadership in providing great values and morals to the children, who are becoming our future generation. My education in early childhood development at Las Positas College as well as my first-hand experience from being a mother entitles me in assisting children to grow and develop through quality child care.
Taylor's swim coaching experience helps to make her a great nanny. She is patient, and she also knows how to motivate children to do their best. Taylor has staffed more than 1,000 hours with more than 60 different families and kids of all ages for College Nannies + Tutors. Taylor has been awarded the coveted Magna Cum Laude Nanny status. We feel very fortunate to have Taylor as part of our team.
Hello My name is April Castaneda! I graduated from Saint Mary's College in Mathematics with a Computer Science Concentration. I believe in having fun while learning.
I grew up in south Louisiana, where my family currently lives. I joined the Marine Corps at 19 and traveled with them around the world for 5 years. I settled down in the Bay Area in 2010 and decided to go back to school. I graduated from Diablo Valley College with a Biology AS in 2014 then from UC Davis with a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology BS in 2016.