We bought Town + Country Resources because we both have deep roots here in the Bay Area – we grew up here, went to school here, our families are here and we’re raising our children here.
After careers working in national client service organizations in finance, law and technology we wanted to return, and contribute, to the vibrant Bay Area.
We wanted to work together and use our talents in our own business doing something that was meaningful to us. When we learned about the opportunity to become owners of Town + Country, we jumped at the chance.
Running Town + Country is a very personal endeavor for us. We share our clients’ values, cares and concerns. With young children, as well as aging grandparents, we understand first-hand the importance of finding top-notch in-home care/professionals. We also appreciate the challenges that families face in trying to find just the right person.
We love that our work gives us the chance to work with people that we really care about: Bay Area families and the amazing men and women who are pursuing careers of service.
We feel very fortunate that our work and families are so rooted within the Bay Area community.
Carrie worked for Price Waterhouse, PHB Hagler Bailly, Charles Schwab, and Charles River Associates. Carrie holds a BA from UCLA and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Jens started his career at Oracle as an engineer, worked at the law firm of Latham & Watkins after law school and helped run FlashPoint Technology, a small venture-backed company based in the Northeast. Jens holds a mechanical engineering degree from UC Berkeley and earned his law degree at USC.
Sarah was born in San Luis Obispo and grew up in San Diego. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working as a Nanny throughout college for a family with whom she’s still in touch. After working in Manhattan for two years, Sarah moved to San Francisco in 1993 and joined Town + Country in 1998. Even now working as a Placement Counselor, Sarah continues to be touched daily by the stories she hears from both Nannies and families about the strong connections Town + Country helps foster. She also feels incredibly fortunate to work with such an amazing team of women in the Oakland office. Sarah lives in the North Bay with her husband and two sons.
Melissa grew up in Menlo Park with her parents and three siblings. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and joined Town + Country in 2006. Melissa loves working in the temporary department filling urgent requests for families and hearing the relief in a parent’s voice when she tells them that a pre-screened, qualified Nanny is on the way to their home! Melissa lives in Oakland with her husband where they can be found riding their bikes or enjoying the sun at Lake Merritt.
Tessa grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Tessa has been a part of the Town + Country team since 2006. She also has several years of Nanny experience and appreciates the importance of finding the perfect fit for both families and Nannies. Tessa lives in Mountain View with her husband and two children.
Jennifer joined Town + Country in 1997. She grew up in Cupertino and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development from San Jose State University. Jennifer is truly passionate about finding the right match for both families and Nannies. She and her team pride themselves on delivering excellent customer service and building long term relationships while making successful placements. Jennifer lives in the South Bay with her husband and two daughters.
MaryPat grew up in Westport, Connecticut and Lexington, Massachusetts. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MaryPat spent the first half of her career in the non-profit sector. She founded and directed two early childhood education programs including Playschool in Atherton. She is the former Director of the Children and Outreach Programs for the Child and Family Institute in Menlo Park. MaryPat joined Town + Country in 2002 as a Placement Counselor and has been grateful for the opportunity to assist families on the Peninsula identify and hire the help they need for 17 years. She likes the fast-paced work environment, customer service, and team approach. She feels satisfaction when she can build relationships with clients and candidates and make successful placements to meet their specific needs. In her free time, MaryPat continues to enrich the community with her volunteer projects. After more than 20 years in Menlo Park, MaryPat recently moved to Los Gatos.
Amy grew up in Washington State. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Washington in Seattle. She worked as a Nanny through college. Amy first worked at Town + Country from 1998 until 2001 and then left to be a full-time Mom to her two daughters until joining the team again in 2012. Amy lives in the South Bay with her husband and two daughters.
Sarndra grew up on a dairy farm in New Zealand. She received a Diploma of Early Childhood Education, a National Nursery Examination Board certificate and a Certificate in Special Needs Education. Sarndra left New Zealand in 1994 and moved first to Canada, then England and finally the United States where she worked as a Nanny and a Baby Nurse for over ten years. Sarndra joined Town + Country in 2001 and says she enjoys working here because, “I love working with a great team, in a fast paced environment, helping our candidates find great jobs.” She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.
Annika grew up in the mountains of Northern California and earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Davis. She worked as a Nanny through college and moved to Italy right after graduation to be an au pair for a family in Rome. Once back in the United States, Annika worked in the au pair industry for four years prior to joining Town + Country. She finds it rewarding to help families connect with others who will make their home lives run more smoothly. Annika enjoys travel, writing, yoga, and spending time with her family.
Hannah was born and raised in the Bay Area. She earned Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Christian Behavioral Science from California Baptist University in Riverside, CA. Hannah worked as a nanny for several wonderful families during and after college. She loves using her personal nanny experience to help families and nannies find great partnerships and build lasting relationships. Hannah lives in San Jose and enjoys going to the beach, going on road trips and spending time with family and friends.
Jessica was born and raised in the Bay Area. She graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Recreation Administration. She worked as a Nanny throughout college and as a Preschool Teacher after graduating. Jessica has a big family and she is bilingual in English and Spanish. She lives in Redwood City and loves attending sporting events, hiking with her dog and spending time with family and friends.
Julia was born in the Bay Area and grew up in Modesto, CA. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with a Childhood Studies minor from California State University, East Bay. Julia has worked with children as a Teacher and as a Nanny for several years. She loves using her own experiences to help Nannies find the best opportunities available. Julia lives in Oakland and enjoys reading, exploring new coffee shops, and spending time with her family.
Katy was born and raised on Maui, where she grew up surfing and dancing both hula and contemporary. Katy attended the University of San Francisco where she studied European History and Psychology. During her tenure with two international law firms, she gained experience in all facets of Human Resources including recruiting, employment law and employee relations. Katy returned to the domestic staffing industry because she truly enjoys assisting candidates and families find the perfect match! Katy lives in the East Bay with her husband and two young children.
Kate was born and raised in Palo Alto and is the youngest of three daughters. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from San Francisco State University and Master’s degree in Public Administration from DePaul University in Chicago. Kate spent one semester abroad in Florence, Italy where she became a pasta and pizza aficionado. Kate began babysitting in middle school and was a Nanny to many wonderful families for almost ten years. Kate enjoys camping, kayaking and running the Stanford Dish with her husband.
Gillian grew up in the East Bay and received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Gillian began babysitting in middle school and worked as a Nanny throughout college. She strives to help Nannies and families find wonderful and lasting relationships. In her free time, Gillian enjoys hiking, pilates, live music, finding the best coffee shops and spending time with friends and family.
Brianne was born and raised in the East Bay. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Toxicology. Brianne worked as a Nanny and Tutor throughout college and after graduation. She enjoys working for Town + Country Resources to help nannies and families make lasting connections. Brianne lives in El Sobrante and likes going on road trips, baking and exploring the outdoors with her dog.
Mari grew up in Chico and attended Butte College. While in Chico she became a cake decorator for a local bakery and used her artistic talent for 5 years. She traveled South America for three months and hiked Machu Picchu on the Inka trail. Mari lives in the East Bay and in her free time she enjoys traveling, taking her dog hiking and spending time with her husband and son.
Heather was born in Texas and grew up in Lake Tahoe. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco. She was placed by Town + Country Resources as a Nanny and later as a Personal Assistant. She enjoys working at Town + Country, because she can use her own experiences working in-home to help guide the candidates she works with. She loves the feeling of excitement in a candidate’s voice when she is able to tell them they have been hired for a great position.
Aly was born and raised in the East Bay. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from The University of Texas, Austin. Hook’em Horns! While at The University of Texas, Aly worked in the Football Program in recruiting and operations. After college, she worked in Staffing Services at Google before joining Town + Country. Aly lives in Danville and enjoys spending time with her three children and husband.