I graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with degrees in Theater Design/Management and History. I spent a number of years after college working as a Costume Designer for multiple theaters in the Twin Cities and surrounding communities. After 5 years working in theater I moved to San Francisco, CA with my husband and started my career in retail management and also volunteered with few children's theater companies. When we moved back to Minnesota we settled in Hudson, WI and have lived there for the last 8 years where we started a family and I continue to volunteer at the local children's theater when time permits.
I joined College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors in May of 2016 after working 10+ years in retail management. My work as the Family Placement Manager in the Woodbury office is fulfilling, rewarding and fun. I am looking forward to sharing my excitement about this company and helping to build a strong team of role models for the families in our community.
Since 2009, I’ve enjoyed serving our east metro families and their children in many roles, from an after school tutoring coordinator to the program director of Supplemental Education Services.
Today, as the Learning Center Manager of our Woodbury-Eagan office, I love the opportunity to build stronger families by bringing students and tutors together to achieve their academic goals!
I grew up in Denver, Colorado and now reside in St. Paul, where I miss the Rocky Mountains but love the Mississippi River.
My background includes a degree in liberal arts from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and prior management experience the Historic Sites Division with the Minnesota Historical Society.
In my spare time, I enjoy creating art, motorcycling, antique collecting, and volunteering for local historic organizations.
My name is Aryka Sanders-Dawkins, I am 21 years old and am a psychology and Spanish major pursuing my dream job as a prison mental health counselor. I want to be a nanny because I love being with babies, toddlers, and school age children because they're the most curious, refreshing and honest souls in the world. I enjoy being able to teach them new things and watch them make their own discoveries about the world. In my younger years my family participated in foster care, and we took in those in need of all ages; I grew up taking care of children, including newborns and toddlers. During fifth through eighth grade I babysat regularly and also took a babysitters training class in my youth. I personally believe that I am very approachable, caring and fun, yet responsible too.
My name is Courtney Waldo and I am a nursing student at Winona State University. I am a Junior and am set to graduate next spring with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. I have experience in multiple areas such as being a summer nanny for multiple ages, a personal care assistant for a child with multiple severe disabilities, and am going to be interning in a neonatal ICU this summer. I am a very outgoing, caring, and responsible person and I enjoy working with kids, volunteering, and strive to make a difference in my society. I am very flexible and am easy to work with!
Elizabeth was born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota but has lived in Minnesota since graduating from high school. She received her BA from the College of St. Benedict with a double major in psychology and music performance. She has currently returned to school to pursue a Master's of Physician Assistant Studies.
Elizabeth has been tutoring with College Nannies and Tutors for the past 7 years. During that time she has worked in many different areas and with students of varying ages. Current areas of tutoring focus include ACT preparation, all grade level math, language arts, science, and study skills.
She appreciates the challenge of discovering each student's unique learning style and providing students with strategies and skills that can be generalized to other areas of their lives.
My name is Hollie Price and I love to help! Tutoring others and helping people one-on-one is one of my passions along with music and learning! Life is all about learning new things and having fun along the way!