Jovie of Tacoma
connecting families with the childcare they need
meet Jovie of Tacoma
We provide reliable nanny and babysitter services to families in Tacoma. We know how important it is to find the right caregiver for your family, that's why our nannies and sitters come with childcare experience and are carefully screened and vetted. We're here to fill in the childcare gaps so your family can thrive.
We offer full- and part-time nannies and on-demand babysitters so you can balance your family, personal, and professional life. Jovie of Tacoma can also provide childcare services for conferences, events, parties, and business meetings. We're locally owned and operated and part of your community - here to provide exceptional childcare and support to your family.
We need you. Smart, capable, ready for anything.
Meet the Team
Jamie and her husband Sean are the owners of several Jovie franchises in western Washington and in Minnesota. She is a Tacoma native and alumna of Curtis High School. Jamie graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Child Development. After college, Jamie went to work as a Program Director at a childcare center, followed by a career in recruiting and sales. In 2013 Jamie “retired” from the corporate world to stay home with their three small children. Now, as a Jovie owner, Jamie has the opportunity to combine business with passion to strengthen local families in the community where she grew up.
Casandra is the General Manager for Jovie supporting our teams and families in St. Paul, Woodbury and Lakeville Minnesota as well as in Mill Creek, Renton and Tacoma Washington. A graduate from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Child Psychology, Casandra began her career as the administrator of an early childhood learning center and worked to provide quality child care and education to children. There, Casandra enjoyed being an important part of the children's lives every day, in addition to being a mentor and leader to her team of teachers. After many years, Casandra decided it was time for a change and went on an adventure with Disney Cruise Line as their Manager of Youth Activities. In her new role she led a large team of Youth Counselors from around the globe providing the magic of the Disney experience to vacationing families, while having the unique opportunity to travel the world. Casandra has been working with Jovie, formerly College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors, since November of 2013. She is passionate about helping families find their optimal childcare solution and seeing the great impact it has. You will often find Casandra out in the community talking to people about Jovie and working to Build Stronger Families.
Family Placement Manager
Camber is the Family Placement Manager for our Jovie teams serving Mill Creek, Renton, Tacoma and surrounding communities throughout the Puget Sound region. She is a graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management. Camber worked with kids all throughout high school and college, then transitioned into restaurant management. Through becoming a wife and mother of three vibrant children, Camber has realized her passion for family, and she is excited to blend her love of children and hospitality with her role as the Family Placement Manager. When Camber is not helping our wonderful families or mentoring our fabulous role models, she is busy perfecting a new recipe, playing hide-and-seek with her kiddos, or out looking for orca whale sightings around Puget Sound. Camber is eager to help others care for and Build Stronger Families within the community.
Tirza is the Recruiting Manager for Jovie serving families throughout the Puget Sound region. Tirza was born in the Netherlands, raised in Maryland, and moved to Tacoma in 2018. She graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education and has experience as a classroom teacher. In addition, Tirza has worked within several families as their nanny, including an Au Pair experience which allowed her to deepen her Dutch roots. One of Tirza's greatest passions is intentionally building relationships with people using words of encouragement, motivation and an enthusiastic spirit. She has a thorough understanding of what it takes to be a successful Role Model and enjoys mentoring our wonderful team of caregivers and fulfilling our promise of Building Stronger Families.
Role Model Manager
Jasmine is the Role Model Manager supporting our offices in St. Paul, Woodbury, and Lakeville Minnesota as well as in Mill Creek, Renton, and Tacoma Washington. Jasmine is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, where she pursued a degree in Mass Communications while nannying for several families. After graduating in 2013, she started her career in journalism but quickly turned her focus toward management. She enjoys building successful teams and coaching individuals to meet and exceed their goals. She's worked in retail management and administrative management. She has always had a great passion for childcare and has provided various care for many families throughout her career and loves being able to work with individuals who are enthusiastic and passionate about making a positive impact on children's lives.
Family Placement Manager
Melanie is the Family Placement Manager for Jovie of St. Paul, Woodbury and Lakeville in Minnesota. A graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University with a degree in Theatre Arts, Melanie also received her Early Childhood Education Certificate from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She taught in the classroom for nearly 8 years before taking on an administrator role of an early learning center where she managed and led a team of 28 staff and teachers in an effort to provide high-quality early childhood education to the South Minneapolis Community. Her favorite part about working in the childcare/education field is creating strong relationships with families. At Jovie, Melanie enjoys the opportunity to use her passion and talent to help build stronger families throughout the Twin Cities communities.
Christi is the Marketing Manager for Jovie. She was born and raised in San Diego, California and has worked her way up to the Pacific Northwest through undergrad in Eugene, Oregon all the way up to her Mom’s hometown of Seattle, Washington. She earned her BA as a double major in Family & Human Services and Sociology from the University of Oregon. Christi gained experience working with children and families during undergrad through interning at non-profits such as Relief Nursery and Parenting Now. She had a variety of roles working as a preschool teacher, daycare leader, and parenting educator assistant. Fun fact, Christi originally joined Jovie as a sitter and so working with children and families has always been a great passion of hers. In her free time, she enjoys getting outside and exploring nature, cuddling with her cat, cooking and trying new recipes, and exercising to stay healthy.