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Compared to other agencies Morningside presented a higher caliber of candidate.Phyllis Epps, Law Professor
Morningside Nannies blew the others away!Myron Morris, O.R. Business Manager and Dr. Audrey Winer, Pediatrician
During our search for our current nanny I used several well-known services in Houston. I found that Morningside Nannies had the highest- quality applicants in town.Dr. Katherine Tiwari
Objective and professional with an obvious personal touch, small but important comments about each person.Dr. Shari Rochen
I am delighted with the outcome, and enjoyed the process.Dr. Rick Smalley, Professor Rice University, Nobel Peace Prize Honoree
In a time crunch you provided me with two excellent applicants within hours!Dr. Anita Tonking
Quality of applicants was way above what we had hoped for. Thoroughly enjoyed working with your agency – we will highly recommend you to friends.Kim McMillan
I trust Morningside Nannies & their research into their nannies more than any of the other seven agencies we talked with. The checks are reliable and the quality of nannies was superb. The process of finding a nanny was handled quite professionally.Dr. Kim Burgess, Pediatrician
I liked the fact that you screened the candidates before sending them to us, rather than sending the candidate to me before I knew anything about them, like happened with (name withheld), your competition.Name Withheld
I described the person I wanted and that’s what you found for me. Thank you.Penny Featherston, NorAm Energy

About Our Staff

Ken Myers

President of Morningside Nannies

As president of Morningside Nannies, Ken’s focus is helping Houston-based parents find the right childcare provider for their family.

Ken holds a master’s in business leadership from Upper Iowa University and multiple bachelor degrees from Grand View College. With a background in owning and operating companies dedicated to helping people find the right services for their families and a passion for seeing that children cared for by nannies receive the best possible care by the most qualified care providers, Ken is dedicated to helping parents make educated and informed childcare choices for their family.

When he’s not in the Morningside Nannies office, Ken enjoys spending time with his three children and his wife, Jolene, and developing new software to better help parents find and manage their household employees.

Michelle LaRowe

Executive Director

Michelle LaRowe brings to Morningside Nannies more than 18 years of nanny industry experience. An International Nanny Association credentialed nanny and Nanny of the Year award recipient, Michelle has authored several parenting books including Nanny to the Rescue! and Working Mom’s 411. Michelle has also served as executive director of the International Nanny Association and is a national speaker empowering parents and nannies to be the best they can be.

Michelle is passionate about quality in-home childcare and ensuring that children cared for by nannies receive the best possible care. Michelle enjoys putting her best advice to practice raising her two young children, Abigail and Luke.

Micah Kurtenbach

Nanny Coordinator

Micah has a strong background that makes her perfect for the nanny coordinator role at Morningside Nannies. With a bachelor’s degree in child and family psychology and a minor in applied behavior sciences from the University of Kansas, Micah has a real interest in working with families and ensuring children receive high quality and safe childcare.

Micah has worked as a nanny and as a lead preschool teacher, but most recently she worked as an in-home child protection counselor and safety advocate on a multi systemic treatment team for child abuse and neglect. She has also worked as a high risk child protection investigator.

When she’s not working she loves to workout, read and try new restaurants with her husband.

Rachel Lawrence

Placement Specialist

Rachel Lawrence has over a decade of experience in the in-home childcare industry. She has worked as a nanny, has operated her own small town nanny placement agency, and as a working mom, she is also a nanny employer. Most recently Rachel served as the operations manager for the International Nanny Association.

Rachel is a big proponent of developing and adhering to high industry standards. She has held membership in the International Nanny Association and has served on the board of directors of the International association. She has also attended industry conferences, including those put on by the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies and the International Nanny Association. In 2008 Rachel was awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by a partnership of regional and national Small Business Associations.

When she’s not working, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, including making playful messes with her young daughter Quinn.

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