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.
The newest addition to the Westside Nannies team, 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 just last year 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 as the head nanny recruiter and director of temporary services. With her bubbly and personable personality, strong organizational and social skills, and passion for nannies and families, Elyse couldn't be more perfect or excited to be a part of the Westside Nannies team. Being a nanny agent allows Elyse 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 through other nannies instead of herself (though she is happy to be working alongside people over the age of 5 for the first time in almost a decade!). In addition to finding Westside Nannies as a result of moving out West, Elyse has developed a love for hiking and Crossfit, and made a new addition to her own family, in the form of a Chihuahua! Even though the nanny world has lost one of the best nannies of all time, 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. After completing her student teaching for 10th grade Civics & Economics, she relocated to Los Angeles, and worked as a substitute teacher for a year, before deciding to pursue a more non-traditional career in education and became a professional nanny. For the past 10 years she has been working as a full-time nanny through Westside Nannies and loving every minute of it. Now ready for the next adventure, Kaitlin has joined the Westside Nannies team and is taking the “nanny recruiting” world by storm! She is one of our lead recruiters and is in in charge of meeting and vetting nanny candidates so that we can bring you best of the best! Aside from her work in the office, Kaitlin enjoys reading, hiking, arts and crafts, gardening, and picking up infant babysitting jobs whenever she gets the chance (she will always be a nanny at heart)! She is exceptional in all aspects and is a FANTASTIC addition to the Westside Nannies team.