Rosalind keeps the creative juices flowing, is obsessed with creating an awesome experience for both clients and team members and is constantly seeking to take TC to new heights. She serves as the Sales and Marketing Director and is the company’s Chief Brand Officer. An industry leader and successful “momtrepreneur,” Rosalind has helped grow Trusting Connections from a small 2-woman operation in Tucson, Arizona to a growing agency of over 150 employees and oversaw the agency’s expansion into the DFW and Phoenix markets.
Rosalind is also a talented consultant that has helped numerous small businesses flourish. She is especially passionate about sharing her insights with women to inspire them to believe that being a mom and a business owner is a beautiful possibility. She has had numerous speaking engagements across the country and has also made appearances on News 4 KVOA in Tucson as a local child care expert. Rosalind won the Rising Star Award at the at the Women of Influence Awards 2019.
In her spare time, Rosalind enjoys co-leading a multi-age troop of 26 girl scouts, entertaining, decorating and spending time with her “girl tribe.” She is also a classically trained pianist and singer and likes to sneak away to get lost in music when she can.
As the Chief Operations Officer, Caroline truly makes it all happen. She manages our agency’s robust office staff team and ensures that TC is running at peak performance. She also serves as the CFO and oversees the financial affairs of all three locations. As a former professional nanny and Certified Postpartum Doula, Caroline has brought her many years of experience in the child care industry and expertise to Trusting Connections.
Caroline is an alumni of the prestigious Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses Training Program, where she gained world-class education on small business development. She is heavily involved in the local business community and has sat on numerous Boards. She currently serves on the International Nanny Association’s (INA) Board of Directors. She has also been an INA conference and Startup Tucson speaker and presented for the YWCA’s InnovateHER challenge, where she was instrumental in securing TC’s first-place spot.
When she’s not traveling for work or behind a desk working tirelessly for our families, you can find Caroline enjoying her UA season football tickets by cheering on the Wildcats, striking a yoga pose, or hunting with her second half Austin and their little girl and baby boy.
Katie is a transplant to the Tucson area from Sacramento, CA. She started with TC as a flex nanny in May of 2017, became our Scheduling Manager in October of 2017 and is now putting her “Logisti-gal” skills to the test as TC Operations Manager. Before her move Katie worked in the insurance industry but longed to utilize her degree and she saw her move as a great opportunity to do just that. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara; her degree is in Sociology with a focus in Child Development and Social Work. In her free time she enjoys CrossFit, crafting, all things music and dance, playing with her fur babies Jasper and Arthur, and traveling with her husband.
Natalie joined the TC team as the Billing Specialist in August of 2017. Her attention to detail, organizational skills and excellent service to customers have served the agency and its clients well. Natalie started her career with a degree in Elementary Education in 2003 and worked in education for 6 years. Since that time she has been a full-time mother to her 3 children, and 4 foster babies. When she is not knee-deep in children, she enjoys spending time with her husband and extended family, shopping at Target (alone!), hiking and eating delicious food.
MARKETING + RECRUITING STRATEGIST
Desiree is our Marketing + Recruiting Strategist and resident website and online marketing guru. She has worked with numerous large corporations and small businesses and is an experienced SEO strategist. Although new to recruiting, she loves the analytics side of everything (she even became Google Analytics certified in one day) and is excited to bring that aspect to the forefront of the search for your next nanny or sitter and to help the TC brand grow. Having moved from Southern California, she now resides in Tucson with her husband, his son, and their little girl. Social media posts and webpages aren’t the only things she likes to make pretty. In her spare time, she enjoys utilizing her esthetic license (especially to beautify brows!), playing with her two pups and doing home renovation projects.
Brooke moved to Tucson from a small town in Alabama and began as a Flex Team nanny before being selected as our Executive Assistant. She has been working with children for over 7 years in after-school care programs, summer camps, and as an assistant teacher for ages infants to PreK. In her spare time, Brooke loves to watch re-runs of Friends on Netflix, spend time with family and friends back in Alabama, take her fur baby Rando to the park, and be outdoors. She also enjoys traveling with her better half, Tyler and their newest addition – a baby girl!
EXECUTIVE SALES ASSISTANT
Julianne joined the team in October 2021 and is located in San Antonio, Texas. She has her Associates in Sociology and Bachelors in Family and Child Development. She discovered her love of helping children when her family fostered children in need growing up. She also has years of experience as a preschool teacher working with children and parents, and also as a Registered Behavior Technician working with children with Autism. She made the switch to scheduling because she loves problem solving and making all the pieces fit together. She chose TC because she is passionate about serving families on a grander scale. Julianne enjoys being outdoors, exploring new places and watching re-runs of The Office. Juliane is also slightly obsessed with her rescue dogs Bella and Nairobi.
Amalia’s favorite things include spending time with her husband and their baby boy Zane, cooking and traveling!
AFTER HOURS COORDINATOR
Halie has been an After Hours Coordinator for TC since June 2019. She is originally from Seattle, WA, but moved to Chandler, AZ in high school and has been there ever since! She has a degree in Nutrition Dietetics from ASU and has a full-time job at the Arizona Department of Education where she administers the National School Lunch Program for Arizona. She loves aiding in the health of Arizona’s children and enjoys being a small part of their child care through TC. Halie will graduate with her Master’s in Business Administration in November of 2022. Through all this craziness she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her two dogs, and working out.
AFTER HOURS COORDINATOR
CENTER DIRECTOR – TIMELESS PLAY
Alanna is a new addition to the TC team as the Center Director of Timeless Play, a drop-off play experience (and sister company to Trusting Connections.) She is happy to be back in Tucson, her hometown, and spends her days as a passionate educator, turning ordinary toys into extraordinary experiences for our young guests.
Alanna has over eight years of experience working with children in a variety of capacities. She has a CDA in Early Childhood Education and is currently pursuing a Masters of Education. She also had the unique experience of teaching abroad in Beijing, China where she taught for three years. She continues to study Mandarin Chinese to this day. When Alanna is not caring for children she is spending time with her nieces, crocheting a blanket or enjoying quiet time out in the beautiful Sonoran desert.