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
Christian Bench Del-ong
Jay Ann Ramones
Christian Bench Del-ong
Christian Bench Del-ong joined the Adventure Nannies team in 2023 as a Marketing Assistant. With a background in sales, graphic design, and media buying, Christian brings a unique blend of skills to our team. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has specialized certifications in e-commerce and advertising.
Christian’s superpowers lie in his expertise in Facebook media buying, video editing, and graphic design.
Originally from Baguio City, Philippines, Christian has traveled to beautiful destinations like Boracay, Hong Kong, and Macau. He continues to reside in Baguio City, where he enjoys spending time with his family and his dog, Luna. In his free time, Christian enjoys going to the gym, playing video games, and exploring new culinary experiences.
We are thrilled to have Christian on our team and grateful for the creativity and expertise he brings to Adventure Nannies.
Jay-Ann Ramones joined the team in 2022 as our Candidate Assistant. 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!
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
Jordan joined the Adventure Nannies team in 2022 as a 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 Portland, OR 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.
Madeline joined the Adventure Nannies team in 2022 as a Placement Manager. 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 has 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
Jocelyn joined the Adventure Nannies team in 2022 as a 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.
Amos joined our team in 2019 after several years of teaching children the joys of performance, storytelling, and self-expression. 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 wife and their 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
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
Jade joined the Adventure Nannies team in 2021 with years of collegiate teaching experience (in addition to teaching music and fine arts to all ages).
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
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Danielle joined the team in 2016. Prior to her role with Adventure Nannies, Danielle worked with local and national businesses to develop 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.
Cornell University – Certificate, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
K-12 Classroom Assistant and Newborn Care Specialist with 15+ years childcare experience
CEO & Co-Founder
Shenandoah joined Adventure Nannies in 2016 as Chief Operations Officer and now holds the CEO/Co-Founder title. She has spoken at dozens of industry events and conferences and has been quoted as an industry expert in Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fortune, and Forbes, among other sources. She is a proud member of Entrepreneur’s Organization and the founder of Invisible Consulting, a consultancy firm supporting small business owners who prioritize inclusivity in the birthing and childcare industries. Prior to joining Adventure Nannies, she was a nanny, music teacher, rock camp volunteer, and touring musician. Shenandoah relocated with her partner and two dogs to Asheville, North Carolina in 2022 after over 15 years in Seattle, Washington. In her free time, she loves exploring the nearby hiking trails and rivers and is on a never-ending quest for the best shrimp and grits.
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 joined the Adventure Nannies team in 2016 as the Client Director. She 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)