Meet the Staff
Anne Chandler, Owner
It is a joy for my husband Stew and me to have our four adult children and grandchildren living close by, and we cherish our time with them. I love our home in Hunt Valley, which has comfortably provided a separate child care facility since 1991. I enjoy cooking and baking for family and friends, but most especially I adore spending time at the ocean.
Emily Wilson, Director
My name is Emily Wilson and I am the Director of Ridge Country Childcare. I graduated from Maryvale Preparatory School in 2000, and received my Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Goucher College in 2004. After working in the advertising industry for six years, I decided to make a positive change in my life and career by working with children. Anne Chandler is my mother and I grew up in this home, so I have been around or a part of this center since 1991. My husband Matt and I have a son Bo, born in 2014, and a daughter Kelly, born in 2019. I adore being with children, and I find working in Early Childhood education to be incredibly rewarding.
Hi! My name is Sarah Paul and I’ve been a teacher here at RCC since 2009. Throughout the years, I’ve had the support of RCC and it’s amazing team of ladies through many milestones. I have been in remission since 2010, I married my husband Alex in 2017, I became a mom to our daughter Zoey and received my Associates Degree from CCBC in 2020 during the height of the pandemic and am expecting our second child over the next few weeks in 2022. RCC has been my second home for so long and it is because of the wonderful families that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. It is my goal to guide each of your children with love and support while helping them grow independently. In my spare time, I love visiting my parents in Florida, cooking, baking and getting together with my close friends!
My name is Autumn Katsouros and I am a new Teacher's Aide joining the Ridge Country Childcare team! I began enrollment at Towson University for Art Education in 2019, and will graduate with my bachelor's of Fine Arts and Education K-12 in the May of 2024. I graduated from College of Southern Maryland with an associate's degree in Arts & Sciences in the May of 2022, during effects of the pandemic. I have been back at Towson University since and am so beyond excited to receive my degree and to have an elementary classroom of my own soon! I have been around children my entire life and absolutely love interacting with them, teaching them, and watching them grow! In my free time I really love to listen to music, read, paint, draw, make jewelry, sew, and do anything else crafty and artsy!
My name is Taylor Deese and I am one of the Teachers here at Ridge Country Childcare. I'm a very passionate individual and often have my hands in a variety of projects and subjects. I received my Associates from the College of Southern Maryland in Fine Arts and then experienced a sudden change of heart that led me to transferring to Towson University and becoming an Environmental Studies Major. I've since gotten my feet wet with nature education and have absolutely fallen in love with teaching children through the environment. I'm looking forward to this school year and having the opportunity to guide children and help reconnect them with nature.
Hi everyone! My name is Nikki Felts and I have been a part of the RCC squad since 2017! I truly love working at a smaller environment than a large center because we become a tight family here! I take my job as a childcare provider very seriously when it comes to shaping these little ones! I find myself naturally gravitating to the younger ones! All of the cuddles, snuggles, and love I happily give to all of the children here! Outside of work I figure skate, I love to organize/clean and spend a lot of time with my family. I am extremely family- oriented, it’s very important to me! I am someone who has a positive attitude, am always smiling, and loves to put everyone else I love before myself! My favorite quality about myself is I am a goofball! I love making people laugh, and when I make the kids laugh here it warms my heart! I love working here at RCC it’s definitely my home away from home! ❤️
My name is Heavin Robinson and I’m a new teacher's aide joining the Ridge Country family! I’ve been in the child/healthcare field for many years. I graduated from Dulaney High school in 2018 and currently attend CCBC as an allied health major. Working with children is a pleasure and is something I truly enjoy. Not only getting to teach and interact with the children, but in an outdoor setting. I believe as children learn new things you may also learn a thing or two from them!