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)

Our Services

Redefining what a nanny can be.

Long-Term Nannies

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.

Private Educators

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.

Shenandoah Davis

CEO & Co-Founder

Tacoma, Washington

Christina Nolan Pane

Client Director

Seattle, Washington

Emily Chisholm

Operations Director

Seattle, Washington

Danielle Sadler

Candidate + Marketing Director

Seattle, Washington

Emily Amedée

Placement Director

Fort Collins, Colorado

Natalie Dunham

Office Manager

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Jade Young

Placement Manager

Camarillo, California

Angela Won

Candidate Manager

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Madeline Carter

Placement Manager

Fort Collins, Colorado

Gabi Huntley

Client Coordinator

Austin, Texas

Amos Dreisbach

Operations Coordinator

Louisville, Kentucky

LeAnn Kerin

Client Coordinator

Fort Collins, Colorado

Jordan Mills

Candidate Coordinator

San Diego, California

Jocelyn Serrano

Candidate Coordinator

Fort Wayne, IN

Brandy Schultz

Founder

Denver, Colorado

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