Meet Our Team
Katie’s entrepreneurial spirit and love for customer service were realized at a young age. While most of her peers were busy playing Oregon Trail and watching The Goonies, Katie was cooking up her next business idea – from selling homegrown organic lettuce and starting a neighborhood housekeeping service to securing an exclusive contract at the age of 13 to bake cheesecakes for a high-end wedding facility (under oath of secrecy – no bride could know a teenager was baking her wedding cake!) There is no denying the fact that serving clients and providing an excellent product are just part of Katie’s genetic makeup. Combine this with a love for children (instilled by being the built-in-babysitter to her five younger siblings), years of experience working as a professional nanny, and a degree in Communications from Pepperdine University, it’s no wonder why now, years later, Katie is the founder and CEO of California's most successful nanny agency. Aside from her work matching amazing nannies with special families, she enjoys scouring LA for vintage furniture pieces, hosting dinner parties, and traveling as much as possible.
Elyse Parzyck is as sunny and bright as LA itself! Born and raised in Michigan, Elyse has been a top-notch, all-star nanny since 2005. While Elyse is incredibly skilled in childcare and raising happy, healthy, confident, and well-behaved children, she has recently taken the nanny agency world by storm! Elyse transitioned from the snow and wind of Chicago to the beaches and traffic of LA with the original intent of pursuing a career as a nanny. As luck and fate would have it, she found herself in California's top nanny agency and is now an amazing Placement Counselor. With her bubbly and personable personality, strong organizational and social skills, and passion for nannies and families, Elyse couldn't be more excited to be a part of the Westside Nannies team, as it allows her to masterfully combine her love of children, understanding of the nannying role, and entrepreneurial mindset to ensure both families and nannies end up exactly where they belong. At the end of the day, Elyse feels fulfilled knowing she actively contributed to making yet another child happy by finding them a wonderful nanny. Beautiful and sunny California has seen Elyse has develop a love for hiking and Crossfit, and made a new addition to her own family, in the form of a Chihuahua! Elyse couldn't be a more perfect fit as a nanny agent, and Westside Nannies is lucky to have found such a well-rounded, efficient, and exceptional match of their own!
Born in New Jersey but raised in North Carolina, Kaitlin McHugh has that touch of East Coast savvy mixed with the warmth of southern charm! She is the eldest of 5 - yes 5, and has shown exceptional leadership skills from an early age! She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Appalachian State University and continued her studies by earning her secondary teaching license. She has worked as both a teacher and a professional nanny, even landing her first nanny job in Los Angeles through our agency, before joining our office team! Kaitlin worked as our Lead Recruiter, ensuring we represented the best of the best, before moving into her current role as a Placement Counselor. Aside from her work in the office, Kaitlin enjoys reading, hiking, arts and crafts, gardening, and picking up babysitting jobs whenever she gets the chance (she will always be a nanny at heart)! A new mother to a sweet little girl, Kaitlin can easily relate to both nannies and parents, and knows from experience how essential it is to get the right match!
Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Brooke grew up hiking, fishing, camping, and playing under the midnight sun! After years spent in cold winters and snowy mountains; she decided to make the move to Santa Barbara, California to attend college. Brooke has a huge heart, and regularly volunteers, even spending time teaching a body-positivity course to fourth graders. After four years at Westmont she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and made the move quaint beach town to the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Brooke interviewed at Westside Nannies as a nanny, but we were so impressed by her mature and personable nature, that we brought her on as a Recruiter! She works closely with our nannies, learning their individual strengths and personalities. Brooke loves building relationships with our nannies, and manages our temporary placements and babysitting services. An essential member of our team, Brooke brings her happy personality to the office each day!
It’s not hard to tell that Anna is a Midwesterner, with her neighborly spirit and chatty disposition! Though she grew up in Chicago, Anna was born in Poland. Raised by a single mom along with her two sisters, Anna learned early on that hard work and dedication are essential to success! She understands the in’s and out’s of the childcare business, gaining knowledge through her own work as a professional nanny, and now as a Recruiter at Westside Nannies. The social aspect of the job is her favorite part – she loves meeting new people every day and helping them move up in their own careers! Energetic, enthusiastic, and spirited, Anna hates being idle. In her free time, she loves to hike, run, cook, read, paddle board, or take her dog on adventures to the mountains while exploring her new state of California! With a never-ending bucket list of adventures to complete, it is not likely that you will ever find Anna spending at weekend at home!
A small-town girl from Central California, Jacey never missed a beat moving to the big city and fitting into the busy pace at our office! In one way or another, Jacey has always worked in positions related to childcare – even spending almost seven years as an aide at a preschool. Now she spends her days assisting our Placement Counselors with all of the details involved in making that perfect match between a nanny and a family. Jacey has a never-ending supply of positivity that is on display to anyone who enters our office! Outside of the office, she enjoys knitting, photography, and hanging out with her fiancé and her dog, Jasper. With her bubbly, proactive, and warm nature, Jacey not only works hard but inspires everyone around her to do the same!