Meet our team
“Mr. Anthony” is originally from New York and Panama. He moved to the sunny coast to continue pursuing his passion in educating little ones. He holds a Bachelor’s in Biology, Early Childhood Education and a Master’s in Communication. He has worked as a preschool teacher and educational director for over six years. His passion and expertise is dealing with separation and help parents and children through the process while they learn how to independently grow and co-exist. In his spear time he signs in a choir and is passionate about dancing.
Jen hails from the northwest hills of Connecticut, but has lived, worked, studied and traveled throughout the United States and abroad. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Barnard College and an M.A. in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management from SIT Graduate Institute. Jen’s foray into the world of education and teaching began in 2014. She has worked with 4th-12th graders as an AmeriCorps Field Educator at the Teton Science School and PreK-5th graders as a Play Engineer and Operations Manager at the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum in Wyoming. Jen is passionate about providing children with the opportunity to follow their interests, explore their creativity, and find the answers to their questions.
Kearia is an experienced educator who strives to provide a fun and safe learning environment for all children. She has a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a passion for early childhood development and encouraging youth to explore their creative side through the arts. Kearia’s experience with children includes seven-plus years as a teacher and a mentor. She assists parents and caregivers to structure routines that result in positive social-emotional learning outcomes for the children and families at Big and Tiny. During her free time she loves dancing, acting and yoga.
Enjoli discovered her passion for working with children after her first year of college. She has 5 years of preschool teaching experience at a local private school and at a Head Start program. Currently completing her AA degree in Child Development with the goal of completing her Master’s, Enjoli is committed to making childcare education a lifelong career.In her spare time, she enjoys going to different sporting events, especially basketball…GO CLIPPERS!
Mario moved to Los Angeles from Spain four years ago with his lovely wife in search of a new adventure and found Big and Tiny. He is an integral part of the team putting his customer service experience to good use cultivating relationships with new members and building our growing community. Besides his customer service duties, Mario assists the educators with the tiny one’s who have taught him patience, kindness, and to enjoy the simple things in life.
EVENT manager/ customer relations
Erin brings 10 years of management experience and extensive background in event planning to the Big and Tiny team. From customer service, to client relations, editorial, sales, and marketing, Erin’s varied background allows her to handle all event planning and assist with the day-to-day operations of the business. She has coordinated all kinds of celebrations and events. Erin was born and raised in Marina Del Rey and received her Bachelor’s Degree from UCSB with Honors. During her fee time, she volunteers at the Getty Center as a School Group Docent leading tours to students.
Maria is a graduate of Los Angeles City College with an AS in Psychology and Human Services. She holds a B.A. and a M.A. in Childhood Development. She has extensive experience working with children ages 18 months through 3 years old at various elementary and other educational institutions.