Our Mission and Our Team

The Child Care Success Company is proud to contribute to the health and stability of the child care industry, by helping owners and providers be more successful. In many cases, we have helped programs remain open and shift from survival mode to a thriving, full business. Part of our mission is to help you, the child care owner or manager, be more successful in attracting and retaining clients, and maximizing cash flow. This results in a better experience for families and teachers, and most of all, a successful early learning experience for young children. But most importantly, part of our mission is to positively impact the lives of 1 million children that are in the care of programs that we serve. 

What this means to you, is that we are very focused on anything and everything that works for a business that serves children and families. Because our focus is very narrow, what you get with CCSC is no-nonsense, undiluted expertise on what works for child care owners and leaders. We are experts at this stuff and that’s why our clients, groups and customers get great results (and we throw in a healthy dose of compassion, humor and encouragement, which ALWAYS helps!).

Our Coaching Team

Kris Murray

President and Founder

Kris Murray is the President and Founder of The Child Care Success Company. She began the company in 2008 when the economy was starting to tank and the enrollment of her children’s preschool was down significantly. They were…

Jennifer Conner

Chief Executive Officer

With over 20 years of experience in the child care industry, Jennifer Conner is a seasoned expert and the current CEO of Child Care Success Company (CCSC). Jennifer’s journey began with a strong foundation in sales, management, and marketing…

Tameenah Adams

Child Care Business Coach

Tameenah Adams brings over 25 years of experience in personnel management to the table. She holds a  bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership, specializing in human resources and business management…

Jennifer Slavin

Director of Coaching

Jennifer Slavin is Manager of Coaching for The Child Care Success Company. She has been working with children since she started her own child care business at age 11 called, “Best Babysitter!” She holds her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education…

Donna Jensen

Child Care Business Coach

Donna Jensen is a Child Care Business Coach for the Child Care Success Company. She brings over 30 years of experience with her into this role. She began as an in-home child care provider and then became a founding director of a large…

Steve Lloyd

Child Care Business Coach

Steve Lloyd is a Child Care Business Coach for the Child Care Success Company™. As a youth, Steve earned the Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of America. After graduating High School, Steve spent two years in Spain as a missionary…

Jody Zabriskie

Child Care Business Coach

Jody Zabriskie is a Child Care Business Coach for The Child Care Success Company. She has been in the industry for over 25 years. Jody earned a degree in early childhood education and is the founder and CEO of seven successful child care centers in Utah called…

Jamarrion Tabor

Child Care Business Coach

Jamarrion Tabor owns five award-winning 24-hour child care centers in the Atlanta metro area. She has mastered creating a child care culture where her employees feel valued, and their contributions to her five locations inspire parents to feel confident…

Ashley Varouhas

Child Care Business Coach

Ashley Varouhas is a Child Care Success Coach for The Child Care Success Company. Ashley has worked in the field of early childhood education for over a decade starting as a teacher, then quickly grew into school administrator positions. She holds her…

Tasha Santistevan

Child Care Business Coach

Tasha Santistevan is a Child Care Business Coach for The Child Care Success Company. She has 30 years of experience in the child care industry. She began teaching preschool at Child Time Inc. in 1994 and fell in love with the company because of its dedication…

Chantel Pettengill

Child Care Business Coach

Chantel has been working with children since she was 13 either as a babysitter, child care worker, middle school math teacher, or athletic coach. She started her child care owners’ journey in 2012 as a home center, and quickly grew to a large center three years later…

Our Rockstar Support Team

Braylen Eimer


Lisa McNellis

Finance & HR

Nina Zeddell


Ben Poswalk

Director of Business Development

Carlo Canieso

Digital Marketing Manager

Steven Nelson

Strategic Partnerships Manager

Sarah Sweeney

Customer Care Specialist

Annie Kuehlhorn

Success Manager

Tammy Lee England

Academy Concierge

Angela Gore

Academy Concierge


Content Creation Specialist

Robyn McBurney

Executive Assistant