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Meet The Staff!

Caring, Loving & Dedicated

The director and staff of Little Lakers Child Care Center have an educational background and experience that meets or exceeds the Minnesota Department of Human Services licensing regulations. Each room is staffed with qualified teachers and trained assistants and aides. LLCCC provides a loving, caring environment.

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Bio coming soon!


Chelsea Achenbach

Lead Infant Teacher

I have worked with children for about ten years now! I've been a nanny and have worked in daycares. Throughout this time I've worked with all ages but mostly with infants. I look forward to getting to know and grow with the kids here at Little Lakers!


Billie Theissen

Preschool Teacher's Aide

Hi, I'm Billie Jo. I love working with the preschoolers but enjoy all ages! I started babysitting at age twelve and have always loved being around kids. I have four daughters, provided home daycare services and was a foster parent for many years! I will provide a loving, caring environment for your child!


Alysa Thormodson

Assistant Infant Teacher

I have worked with children for about the last five years ranging from infants to young school age. My favorite teacher moment is watching kids learn something new and getting excited about it. Outside of work I enjoy traveling and being with friends!


Kylie Smith

Assistant Infant Teacher

I started working at Little Lakers in September of 2022. I've worked as a babysitter my whole life watching all my cousins and nephew. I graduated at Madelia High School in June of 2021. I have two older sisters who are 10 and 5 years older than me. I also love to eat smarties any time I can!


Madelyn Buss

Infant Teacher's Aide 

I am a senior at LCWM high school and plan to further my education and Minnesota State University, Mankato this Fall. I have been around kids since I was young and have been a nanny for the past 4 summers. I love working with kids! Outside of work I like to attend school sporting events, shop and eat ice cream! 


Olivia Nase

Infant Teacher's Aide

I have been working with kids for four years and I am a senior at LCWM!


Annika Morton

Lead Toddler Teacher

I graduated from Purdue University with my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Administration in April of 2022. I have been working in early childcare for over 7 years and have spent the majority of that time with toddlers. I have two sisters, one of whom is 15 years younger than me and introduced me to how fun young kids can be!

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Nevaeh Tracy 

Toddler/Preschool Aide

Bio coming soon!

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Marilee Gomez 

Aide Center Float 

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Isabel Sowder

Toddler Aide

Hi my name is Isabel, I graduated from Lake Crystal this year and started at Little Lakers shortly after. I often babysit the neighbors and my cousins! I can't wait to help your children learn and grow. 


Johnathan Woolwine 

Substitute Toddler Teacher's Aide 

I come from a construction background and was looking to make a change. I have 2 kids of my own, my son is 12 and my daughter is 10. I enjoy working in the toddler room!


Ema Magers

Toddler Teacher's Aide

I started working at Little Lakers in February and I love it! I enjoy working with toddlers, they are so much fun! I am a senior at LCWM and I enjoy hanging out with friends outside of work.


Lilly Stiernagle

Toddler Teacher's Aide 

Bio coming soon!


Megan Johnson

Lead Preschool Teacher

I have over ten years of experience in early childcare and grew up in an in home daycare! Growing up surrounded by young kiddos, it's always been my dream to help guide and take care of them. I have two cats and a dog who, in turn, take care of me at home!


Coty Kreel

Assistant Preschool Teacher

I am a full time single father with 4 amazing daughters. I love to spend time with my kids and play video games.


Broody Ellertson

Assistant Preschool Teacher

I made the switch from working in the manufacturing field to child care in early 2023. That decision came from hearing about the importance of child care and wanting purpose in my professional life. Providing a compassionate, kind, and gentle male role model for these kids has been an absolute pleasure! Outside of work I'm very passionate about all things that promote creativity. I cannot wait to help every one of these kiddos find what makes them special and unique!


Meya Schwanke

Preschool Aide

My name is Meya Schwanke. I have been working with kids since 2017 and have been a nanny for 3 years. In my free time I enjoy being with family and friends, reading, and going to state parks with my dog.

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