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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
Morningside was by far the best as compared to the other services we used!Dr. Michael O'Reilly and Dr. Valerae Lewis
Objective and professional with an obvious personal touch, small but important comments about each person.Dr. Shari Rochen
I described the person I wanted and that’s what you found for me. Thank you.Penny Featherston, NorAm Energy
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
Thank you so much. I would recommend your company to absolutely everyone in need of help. You always asked questions to ensure proper performance.Cynthia Cisneros, Television News Personality
Originally, I tried to find a nanny on my own and it took me much, much longer and only half of them spoke English. I had to do my own background checks. Morningside Nannies made it much easier, faster and more efficient.Holly Weinstock, Stay at home mom
Morningside Nannies was far more professional and focused than the other agencies. They listened to my request and responded promptly. I feel very fortunate to have such superb childcare and appreciate the luxury of returning to work with-out worry. Many thanks go to Morningside Nannies for that.Jeremy and Lauren Blachman
Morningside Nannies blew the others away!Myron Morris, O.R. Business Manager and Dr. Audrey Winer, Pediatrician
We used two other services and an online service. Morningside Nannies had the most highly qualified candidates, one of whom we selected.Dr. M

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.

Rachael Cherry

Director of Marketing

Rachael holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a focus on print journalism and a minor in family and consumer sciences from Texas State University, which has given her a unique perspective on marketing for the company. She is also a published writer whose work appears on Examiner.com and a host of other family, health and fitness related blogs.

In addition to being the Director of Marketing, she is also the Director of Reference Verification, where she is able to put her communication and people skills to good use.

Rachael is a health and fitness enthusiast, a marathoner and an avid reader who loves the outdoors. She enjoys outdoor adventures, spending time with family, and traveling to new places with her husband.

Jennifer Cerda

Creative Director

Jennifer joins Morningside Nannies with over 9 years of design and web experience. She holds a bachelor of fine arts in advertising and graphic design from Sam Houston State University. Though Jennifer originally majored in graphic design, she found her calling in frontend web coding where she was able to combine her passion of design with the art of coding to create beautiful, yet functional websites.

Prior to Morningside Nannies, Jennifer worked at several different corporations before transitioning into full-time freelancing. As a busy, working mother and wife, the need for quality childcare hit close to home, making the move to Morningside Nannies the right decision. At Morningside Jennifer takes pride in providing families and nannies top notch designs and collateral that effectively communicate the Morningside message.

Originally from England, Jennifer moved to back to the States in the early 1990s after living around the world with her family. In 2006, she became a US citizen. Though her passion is for design and art, her heart is with her family and horses. When not behind her desk, you can find Jennifer outdoors with her husband and daughter or out horseback riding her beloved Polish Arabian.

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