GreatAuPair is known worldwide for thinking outside the box.
Through innovative technology and business processes, we have led global market changes in au pair placement, training and logistics. Our reputation for excellence is a testament to the 150+ talented team members who share in our vision, passion and principles. Meet our management team.
Shannon has over 25 years of business experience as a successful entrepreneur and senior executive.
His primary focus has been in the technology and marketing services industries with high growth business models. He has significant experience in the areas of strategy, technology, marketing and operational management.
Prior to creating GreatAuPair in 2001, Shannon was co-founder of several Internet companies and served...Read more...
in executive positions ranging from VP of Marketing, Chief Marketing Officer and Regional President. Shannon has participated in numerous mergers, acquisitions and public offerings for companies he's managed.
Throughout his career, he has provided his expertise and professional services to many Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, US WEST / QWEST, Viacom, Disney and PG&E.
Shannon gained an appreciation for cultural exchange while studying in Japan for a year during college. He graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Communications and a minor in fine arts, and he can still order sushi in Japanese.
When Shannon is not busy creating or managing Internet start-ups, he enjoys kite surfing, paddle boarding, paragliding, skiing, working out, cooking healthy meals and spending time with his family.
EVP / Co-founder
Jamie's primary focus centers around customer satisfaction. She ensures consistent communication between all departments and helps to ensure that the values and vision of GreatAuPair are woven into the fabric of all we do.
In 2001, Jamie and her husband created GreatAuPair out of a personal need for affordable, high-quality childcare. What she didn't expect was the fulfillment this business endeavor would bring to her life. The au pair program has given her the opportunity to foster greater awareness ...Read more...
and understanding between peoples and nations, and she truly enjoys seeing families form lifelong bonds with their caregivers. She loves to connect with people from all over the world, and the GreatAuPair USA program is a beautiful cause that she feels honored to serve.
Prior to working for GreatAuPair, Jamie was a psychotherapist working in private practice for a client base of individuals, children and couples. She provided life coaching and support to overcome difficulties and find greater happiness and purpose. She attended the University of New Orleans, the Professional School of Psychological Studies, and Ryokan College where she earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology.
When she isn't restoring balance to other families, she enjoys spending time with her own family. She is married to her best friend and the source of great fun and adventure in her life. They have two wonderfully creative teenage children who have helped her learn how to surrender and to not sweat the small stuff. She loves to travel and experience new cultures. She has an interest in natural health and holistic nutrition and loves being in nature.
Vice President Program Operations
Jennifer is responsible for all aspects of the J-1 au pair program, which means she's leading several teams across multiple disciplines to continually grow and manage the program to ensure that the customer experience continually exceeds expectations.
Jennifer is able to simplify the complex and get things done. She enjoys the challenges that come with growth and her position provides ample opportunity to exercise her creative side. Jennifer appreciates working with smart and innovative people who push her to do more.Read more...
Jennifer joined GreatAuPair with pervious experience in managing a J-1 au pair program. She has a deep appreciation for foreign languages, which helps her discover the differences and similarities between different cultures. Her discoveries help to broaden her perspective and understanding about the global community.
Jennifer graduated from the University of California at Berkeley.
In her free time, Jennifer likes to spend time with her friends and family. Often you'll find her outdoors, trail running, kayaking, hiking or climbing.