About Adventure Nannies
You’re raising an extraordinary human.
Given your full-to-overflowing, which-way’s-up schedule, that’s not easy. The nannies we represent are pros at offering the support you need to design the life you want.
It’s always been about adventure.
The idea for Adventure Nannies was born in Denver in 2007, when founder Brandy Schultz made a name for herself as “The Adventure Nanny,” joining families on backpacking treks through the Canadian wilderness, trips to Burning Man, and other off-the-beaten-path destinations.
In between Brandy’s adventures, she met an aspiring musician, Wesley Schultz (now of the Lumineers), who had recently moved to town and was working as a busboy to make ends meet. They began dating and, as Brandy’s calendar filled up with families trying to hire her for upcoming trips, she saw an opportunity to launch a business and support Wesley’s music.
The Adventure Nannies website officially launched in 2012 and was geared toward finding exceptional travel nannies with unique skill sets for adventurous families across the country. The company’s services instantly became popular among families living on the coasts who were relocating or living temporarily in new cities.
Brandy’s drive and passion for helping families find the perfect nannies continued, but at the same time a song Wesley had written nearly a decade earlier, “Ho Hey,” became an overnight radio sensation and The Lumineers embarked on an expansive set of tours, being on the road for nearly 300 nights a year.
In the midst of the band’s success, Shenandoah Davis was brought in as a consultant in 2015 and quickly came on board to run Adventure Nannies while Brandy went on her own adventures with her family.
An ex-musician herself, Shenandoah had met both Wes and Brandy through musical circles. Shenandoah has dived into the agency headfirst, quickly becoming an industry leader speaking at nationwide industry conferences and joining the board of directors of The Association for Premier Agencies, the only group that sets ethical and best practice standards in the largely unregulated field of domestic staffing agencies.
Adventure Nannies has grown substantially over the past few years, offering private educator and newborn care specialist searches in addition to nanny searches, and growing from a team of 3 to a team of 17 (and 5 kiddos, 19 dogs, and 9 cats)
Redefining what a nanny can be.
Positive, proactive professionals who care about your child as much as you do.
Travel & Temp Nannies
Adaptable, flexible helpers who foster your child’s curiosity wherever life takes your family.
Creative collaborators who meet kids right where they are and empower them to become life-long learners.
Newborn Care Specialists
Trained experts who help care for your little one so you can savor this all-too-short season.
We’re cheering your family on.
With 70+ combined years of nanny and teaching experience, our team holds degrees and certifications in art, conflict resolution, early childhood education, education reform, gender studies, Montessori, music, psychology, special education and theater.
CEO & Co-Founder
Christina Nolan Pane
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Collins, Colorado
Fort Collins, Colorado
San Diego, California
Jay Ann Ramones
Cavite City, Philippines
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Virnie Apal joined the Adventure Nannies team in 2023 as our dedicated Candidate Assistant. Previously holding positions as a General Virtual Assistant, Project Manager, Marketing Coordinator, and Lead Generation Specialist, Virnie’s professional experience has been diverse and enriching. Virnie attended college for a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, honing her analytical skills and problem-solving acumen.
Virnie’s superpowers encompass mastery of time management, exceptional communication skills, adaptability, and a natural affinity for technology, enabling her to navigate a variety of tools and platforms with ease. Currently located in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines, Virnie’s adventurous spirit has led her to explore the serene beaches and awe-inspiring mountains of her local region.
At home, Virnie’s dynamic family of seven includes her supportive parents, an energetic nephew, Alexie, and two loyal four-legged companions—a regal German Shepherd and a lovable AsPin. We’re delighted to have Virnie and her unique set of skills and interests as part of our team at Adventure Nannies!
Cavite City, Philippines
Joining us in 2022 as our dynamic Operations Assistant, Jay-Ann Ramones brings a wealth of experience to the Adventure Nannies team. Her past roles include Executive Assistant, Customer Service Representative, Real Estate Cold Caller, Recruitment Specialist, and Social Media Manager. Her certificates in Digital Marketing, Virtual Assistance 101, Real Estate VA, and Social Media Management further enhance her skill set.
Jay-Ann hails from Cavite City, Philippines and she continues to live there with her father and sister, along with her three dogs and two cats. She earned her stripes in childcare as a nanny during her high school years, a role she held for three years.
In her spare time, Jay-Ann is an avid fan of American sitcoms, notably Friends and The Big Bang Theory, and she enjoys watching the same series repeatedly. Her other hobbies include cooking and spending quality time with friends. We’re thrilled to have Jay-Ann and her superpowers of adaptability, resilience, empathy, and leadership on our team!
Ashley Wainwright joined the Adventure Nannies team in 2022 as our talented Vetting Coordinator. With a strong background in childcare and education, Ashley brings over 16 years of experience as a career nanny, including six years of extensive travel work, some of which was through Adventure Nannies. Before joining Adventure Nannies, Ashley worked as a Girl Scout Camp Counselor, a before/after School Coordinator, and as an admin for various household agencies.
Ashley’s passion for adventure has taken her on weekend getaways, a 6-week cross-country road trip, and to numerous countries, including France, England, Scotland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Norway, Amsterdam, Canada, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Turks and Caicos. Originally from Connecticut, she spent a year living in Boston, MA in her 20s, and currently resides in Ansonia, Connecticut.
Ashley shares her home with her two Siamese cats, Xander and Anastasia, and spends quality time with her partner Megan, two younger sisters, and her mother, who all live locally. In her free time, Ashley enjoys bouldering, tending to her impressive collection of 200-300 indoor plants, photography, cooking, trying new foods, traveling, and attending concerts and music events.
Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Early Childhood Development
Brandy founded Adventure Nannies after 8 years of working as a travel nanny herself—cliff diving with kids in Italy, farming in Southern France, attending Burning Man, and learning survival skills in the Rocky Mountain wilderness.
These experiences, combined with Brandy’s background in education reform and gender studies, led her to create Adventure Nannies. Her passion for active families and dynamic visionary leadership has propelled our agency from its infancy into the high-touch boutique nanny agency it is today.
When Brandy isn’t at home with her son and two dogs, she’s out on the road with her husband’s band, The Lumineers.
Advisory Board, Colorado Public Radio
San Diego, CA
Jordan joined the Adventure Nannies team in 2022 as our wonderful Candidate Coordinator. After working as an after-school coordinator, a yoga teacher, and an English teacher, Jordan earned a 200-hour yoga teacher certification, a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, an ESL Certification, and is also currently working on her Master’s in Education.
Jordan joins our relationship-building candidate community team with six years of childcare experience, and four years of educator experience.
Jordan has traveled to 28 states and 3 countries and is currently living in sunny San Diego, CA with her partner, Nathan, and their adorable fur child, Charlie. In her free time, Jordan loves playing the ukulele, reading, writing, cooking, slack-lining, gardening, diving into anything outdoors or involving dirt, and trampoline jumping.
Candidate + Marketing Coordinator
Madeline joined the Adventure Nannies team in 2022 as our extraordinary Candidate + Marketing Coordinator. After working as an accomplished nanny in a variety of environments, as an in-school private tutor, and as a children’s yoga teacher, Madeline earned a Positive Discipline Certification, a 500-hour yoga teacher certification, has completed extensive coursework in Early Childhood Education, and has plans to achieve a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies.
Madeline joins our relationship-building candidate community team with eight years of childcare experience, and extensive experience in specialized care for amazing individuals with a variety of different abilities. Madeline possesses the uncanny ability to see the through-lines of people, processes, and behaviors and holds that intuitive, compassionate perception with great empathy.
After traveling throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico prior to the pandemic, Madeline now resides in beautiful Colorado where she enjoys spending her free time with her fiancé doing anything active or competitive, working on jigsaw puzzles, reading, yoga, dancing (all the time), attending live music shows, hiking, antiquing, playing card games with friends, circling around any fire pit/bonfire/fireplace, and indulging in new hobbies.
BS, Human Development and Family Studies
Fort Wayne, IN
Jocelyn joined the Adventure Nannies team in 2022 as our amazing Candidate Coordinator. In addition to previously working as a development and onboarding trainer for a benefits administration, Jocelyn is an active and compassionate community member who invests her free time in a variety of volunteer opportunities including helping at local soup kitchens, at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, and at Roberts Farms feeding baby goats and helping with day-to-day work.
Jocelyn joins our relationship-building candidate community team with 4 years of childcare experience, and decades of experience building meaningful connections with individuals from all walks of life. As an experienced traveler, Jocelyn has visited Mexico, El Salvador, Canada, and over 15 states, and is currently living in beautiful Fort Wayne, IN with her partner, Zach, and their adorable American Bully, Onyx.
After several years of teaching children the joys of performance, storytelling, and self-expression, Amos joined our team in 2019. He helps our processes run flawlessly, provides support in countless administrative ways, and brings strong attention to detail and a sense of humor to our work culture.
Amos lives with his fiancé and cats, Beatrice and Lason. While he’s not assisting the team in various tasks, he actively participates in and volunteers with his local theatre and film communities.
BS, Theatre Arts
Gabi joined our team in 2020 with a variety of experience ranging from nannying to museum programming and education.
Gabi volunteers for local causes she’s passionate about, including the Rotary Youth Exchange program and HeadCount, an organization that registers concertgoers to vote. In her free time she enjoys all things outdoors including camping, biking, backpacking, and climbing, and she’s traveled to more than 20 different countries.
BS, Family Social Science
Prior to joining our team in 2019, Angela worked as a program coordinator at U Penn and with a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization.
Angela grew up in Seoul, South Korea and moved to the US when she was 9 years old. She has a strong sense of intuition and empathy, and in her spare time she enjoys cooking, ceramics, and fostering animals from PAWS. Angela lives with her dog Penny and cat Charlie.
BS, Exercise Science
Fort Collins, Colorado
LeAnn joined the team in 2022 after working for 9 years in the marketing industry successfully managing hundreds of client portfolios. LeAnn has always been an adventurer at heart and has traveled throughout Vancouver B.C., Saskatchewan, Mexico, and St. Maarten, and she also backpacked around Costa Rica. Next up on the itinerary: Iceland!
In her free time, LeAnn loves to garden and tend to her small vegetable garden and flower beds in the summertime. She also enjoys yoga, paddle boarding, baking rustic bread, and experimenting with fun recipes. LeAnn lives in Fort Collins, CO with her husband and children, along with their sweet labradoodle, Ruby.
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Communications from Colorado State University
Lead by Design Graduate
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Natalie joined the Adventure Nannies team in 2021 as our wonderful Office Manager. After working as an extraordinary advocate for little ones as a nanny, soccer coach, and in children’s theatre, Natalie earned a BFA in painting and an MFA in sculpture. Post-grad, Natalie gained additional organizational experience working as an art gallery director, an art tutor, and as a business manager.
Natalie is an avid traveler who possesses tetris-like packing precision along with a deep love for visiting new places and embracing the unknown. Natalie’s favorite activities include bike riding, paddle boarding, gardening, anything creative, and being a human heating pad for her rescued pets: a dog named Axl, and three cats named Echo, Diesel, and Louie. Natalie lives in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with her husband Oskar.
With years of collegiate teaching experience (in addition to teaching music and fine arts to all ages), Jade joined the Adventure Nannies team in 2021.
Jade has traveled the world extensively, and had a life-changing experience with a non-profit human trafficking rescue organization in Thailand. She’s an active and engaged community member working to foster a climate of equity, inclusivity, and mutual aid. Jade enjoys spending surfing, weightlifting, cooking delicious homemade meals, wine tasting, and writing poetry and music.
BA, Organizational Communication; MA, Communication Studies
Certificate, Teaching for Inclusive Pedagogy
Christa D. Nader
Brooklyn, New York
Christa joined the Adventure Nannies team after founding and running her own successful NYC-based agency, Kith + Kin, for four years.
Christa is a staunch advocate for domestic workers’ rights and has participated in events and hearings in New York regarding protections for domestic workers, as well as being quoted in the New York Times for best practices for domestic employers regarding maternity leave. She’s an avid hiker and traveler.
BA, Early Childhood Education
Montessori Teacher’s Aide, Reading Interventionist, Second Grade Teacher, and Nanny
Fort Collins, Colorado
As a former Adventure Nanny with 5 years of collegiate teaching experience, Emily joined our team in 2021.
Emily is committed to being an engaged community member and centers diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice efforts so everyone is welcomed, affirmed, and valued. Emily lives with her partner and their German Shorthaired Pointer, Gunner. While trying to make the world a more magical place, she spends her time gardening, reading/writing, chasing waves, and finding the wilder way.
BA, Communication Studies; MA, Conflict Resolution; PhD, Communication Studies
Certificates in Women’s and Gender Studies, Graduate Teaching, and Creating Inclusive Excellence
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Prior to her role with Adventure Nannies, Danielle has worked with local and national businesses on developing their branding and marketing.
Danielle’s optimism is limitless, and she loves a hearty challenge. She’s passionate about using her inherent privilege to amplify and center the voices of those who have been historically marginalized by systems of oppression. She lives with her incredible partner and their dog Arlo.
Certificate, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
K-12 Classroom Assistant and Newborn Care Specialist with 15+ years childcare experience
CEO & Co-Founder
Originally brought in as a small business consultant, Shenandoah joined Adventure Nannies in 2016 as Chief Operations Officer and transitioned to CEO in 2018. Shenandoah holds a Bachelor’s degree in opera performance and English and, as a touring musician, has performed in 12 countries spanning 4 continents. In her free time, she volunteers with Rain City Rock Camp and loves reading and preparing meals for family and friends. Shenandoah lives with her puppies Pawlina and Batman and rabbit Meatball.
Speaker, Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) and International Nanny Association (INA)
Board of Directors, APNA and Nanny Relief Fund
Advisor, The Institute for Nannies and Families (TIFFAN)
Christina Nolan Pane
Christina is an expert on long-term, travel, and specialized placements and loves working with families on finding their perfect fit.
In addition to residing and teaching in Spain, Christina has traveled to the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Morocco, Holland, the Czech Republic, and Mexico. Christina’s many hobbies include road trips, motorcycle rides, cooking, yoga, and gardening. She lives with her husband Anthony, lovely daughter Frances, sweet pup named Chicken, and motorcycle named Little Bird.
Speaker, International Nanny Training Day and APNA
BA, Business Administration and Spanish
Emily joined the Adventure Nannies team in 2016 to develop and manage the candidate vetting process. She served as the Candidate Director until the end of 2020 when she transitioned to Operations Director.
Emily has served as the co-artistic director for two non-profit theatre organizations, toured as a teaching artist for students K-12, and performed in over a hundred productions across the U.S. Her spare time involves volunteering for urban reforestation programs, serving on the board of a non-profit theatre, learning about organic farming, and practicing the ukulele.
BFA, Theater & Acting
Certificate in Digital Project Management
Speaker, International Nanny Association (INA)