Welcome to the Family!

Each month, we welcome new faces to our KinderCare Education family. Get to know our new friends below, and don’t be afraid to say hello!

Orey Goudreault, Subsidy Tuition Field Coordinator I
Start date: 1/9/2017

Share a bit about your professional background:
I’ve spent most of my adult working life in many administrative/data entry type roles. I’ve always managed to make a mark where I work and I hope that I can do the same here at KinderCare!

What excites you most about working at KCE?
I like the people that work here. Everyone seems to work well together. There are so many friendly people who are always willing to help and explain things.

Tell us a unique fact about yourself:
You can find a pretty interesting news story if you Google my name. It’s a good icebreaker.

What’s your favorite children’s book?
Oddly enough, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss. I opened my new hire packet and saw that book and my first thought was that it was from someone else I knew being thoughtful. It blew me away that this is the book that came with the new hire packet.

Matt Knutson, CRM Coordinator
Start date: 1/9/2017

Share a bit about your professional background:
My professional background encompasses sales, sales operations and business operations. I’ve worked within small, midsize and global organizations. This breadth of experience has given me a broad understanding of systems and processes used in both sales and operational life cycles.

What excites you most about working at KCE?
Beyond the work, there are two things that excite me about KCE. First, the mission of KCE is something I can really rally behind as a father to two young children. Second, I’m very excited to work for a company whose headquarters resides right here in beautiful Portland, Oregon!

Tell us a unique fact about yourself:
In 2006, I scored a double eagle on the eighth hole at Diamond Woods golf course with a three wood from 238 yards. The odds of scoring a double eagle in gold are roughly 1 million to 1.

What’s your favorite children’s book?
Where the Wild Things Are.

 

Kelley Heavyside, Food Program Processor
Start date: 1/16/2017

Share a bit about your professional background:
I have more than 15 years of office experience in various industries — everything from real estate, construction, beer distribution, health care insurance, and now childcare.

What excites you most about working at KCE?
Working with a wonderful group of people in a flexible work environment with the potential to grow within the company.

Tell us a unique fact about yourself:
I have a general knowledge of American Sign Language. I can communicate clearly with people of the deaf community, albeit a bit slow.

What’s your favorite children’s book?
Go, Dog, Go! by Dr. Seuss and P.D. Eastman’s Book of Things that Go.

Jen Henry, Procurement Program Manager
Start date: 1/16/2017

Share a bit about your professional background:
I earned my B.S. in Finance and Supply Chain Management from Portland State University. After graduation, I spent nine years with Xerox starting in their Procurement department as a buyer and then moving through various financial roles including cost accounting, inventory control and management. In 2011, I changed companies. During my five years at Blount, a global chainsaw manufacturer, I worked in corporate FP&A, continuous improvement and procurement. I hold an MBA from Marylhurst University and have been certified in Lean Six Sigma as a Green Belt.

What excites you most about working at KCE?
Being a part of something that is greater and bigger than myself.

Tell us a unique fact about yourself:
I’m a professional scuba diver (and yes, I’ve swam with sharks!)

What’s your favorite children’s book?
Junie B. Jones and Nancy Drew.

Amanda Lee, Food Program Processor
Start date: 1/9/2017

 

 

 

SuAnne Triebenbach, Lead Accountant – Financial Reporting
Start date: 1/9/2017

 

 

 

Chris Barnes, Regional Facilities Manager
Start date: 1/3/2017

Share a bit about your professional background:
I began my facilities career with Target as a District Facilities Manager, responsible for stores located in Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and Southern Indiana. I moved into managed landscaping and snow removal services for a small organization in the Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., area and was responsible for leading a team overseeing services at more than 3,000 retail locations in the eastern half of the United States. Just prior to joining KinderCare, I managed Facilities for Metro Self Storage, where I was responsible for repair and maintenance and capital projects at 122 locations made up of approximately 10,000,000 square feet of commercial real estate.

What excites you most about working at KCE?
I’m most excited about working with a knowledgeable and passionate team with an opportunity to make an impact on our KinderCare centers and families. I’m looking forward to using my past experiences to help better align the Facilities program with Operations in order to identify areas of opportunity and savings and bring changes to those areas.

Tell us a unique fact about yourself:
I enjoy fishing and restoring cars in my spare time.

What’s your favorite children’s book?
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

 

Gaby Crosse, Client Relations Business Partner
Start date: 1/9/2017

Scott Frost, Facilities Maintenance Technician II
Start date: 1/9/2017

Teddy Bierman, Subsidy Tuition Coordinator I
Start date: 1/16/2017

 

Jason Farvour, Facilities Maintenance Technician II
Start date: 1/16/2017

David Collier, Facilities Maintenance Technician II
Start date: 1/16/2017

Noah Pincusoff, Senior Facilities Maintenance Technician II
Start date: 1/16/2017

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