Staff

Fun and learning awaits at this locally owned and operated business. Our certified and degreed teachers serve as role models and encompass positive images of children, recognizing that they are capable of many things. Milestones is a rapidly growing idea that places children first. Our commitment to a quality staff and proven education techniques make us the clear choice for parents who invest a lot of time and care into the physical, emotional, and educational well being of their children.

  • Kelly Russell

    Owner/Manager of Milestones CDC

  • Kelly Mertes

    Executive Director of Academics and Assessment

  • Nicole Pratt

    Executive Director of Operations and Development

  • Jenny Abid

    Executive Director of Brand and Communication

  • Kari Denman

    Accountant

  • Jessica Cunningham

    Cascade Program Director

  • Emily Dunn

    Cascade Program Director

  • Tiffany Taylor

    Assistant Director

  • Becky Woronko

    Caledonia Program Director

  • Tracy DeRuyter

    Caledonia Assistant Director

  • Jenni Rhodes

    Caledonia Assistant Director

  • Ashley Telman

    Belmont Program Director

  • Danielle Kuczajda

    Belmont Assistant Director

  • Teresa Hauck

    Belmont Assistant Director

  • Lauren Clark

    Portage Program Director

  • Teresa Payne

    Assistant Director

  • Tiffany Bloem

    Infant A Lead

  • Terri Cornell

    Infant B Lead

  • Skyler Donze

    Infant C Lead

  • Samantha Dryer

    Young Toddler A Lead

  • Amanda Irwin

    Preschool B Lead

  • Mariam Patel

    Pre-K Lead

  • Cciara Mosella

    Older Toddler Lead

  • Ashlee Stormzand

    Older Toddler Lead

  • Elizabeth VanderZee

    Young Toddler Lead

  • Nicole Wall

    Young Toddler C Lead

  • Ashley Wood

    Young Fives Lead

  • Annastesia DeBose

    Infant A Lead

  • Tara Dinges

    Young Fives Lead

  • Kate Gillis

    Early Preschool Lead

  • Katie Housington

    AM Preschool/Outdoor

  • Nicole Kouch

    Young Toddler A Lead

  • Morgan Phillipo

    Young Toddler B Lead

  • Megan Pomeroy

    Toddler C Lead

  • Trisha Scott

    Preschool B Lead

  • LeeAnn Twiss

    Infant B Lead

  • Alicia Vance

    Preschool Lead

  • Sara Vander Velde

    Cascade AM Preschool Lead, Milestones Outdoor Education Specialist

  • Jessica Beurmann

    Young Toddler B Lead

  • Jessica Bross

    Infant Lead Teacher

  • Gina Denhof

    Pre-K B Lead

  • Katie Dykstra

    AM Preschool Lead

  • Daneel Huggins

    Young Toddler A Lead

  • Nicole Porter

    Infant B Lead

  • Skye Tramper

    Older Toddler Lead

  • Cierra Tyler

    Pre-K A Lead

  • Tasha Dittmar

    Young Toddler Lead

  • Emily Freund

    Young Toddler Lead

  • Gabbi Grutzius

    Early Preschool Lead

  • Erika Harrison

    Young Fives Lead

  • Courtney Landreville

    Older Toddler Lead

  • Jenn Miller

    Infant A Lead

  • Beth Mulholland

    Infant B Lead

  • Jennifer Storey

    PreK Lead