Our Team

The management team of our hotel babysitting company brings years of experience to hotel babysitting services. Our managing member, Yvonne Wonder, has over 30 years of experience operating a variety of service companies, including babysitting and design (commercial, including hotel services, as well as residential). Davis Goodman, our COO and General Counsel, also has many years of experience in services industries, as well as both business and legal graduate degrees (domestic and international). Both Yvonne and Davis have children who are now in college.

Our local office managers have worked with hotels with babysitting services before becoming regional managers, and their previous experiences involved service businesses as well (including, for example, event planning and implementing policy initiatives throughout an entire academic community).

Hotels with babysitting services recommend Destination Sitters for their hotel babysitting because our management team understands not only parents’ and children’s needs but hotels’ service needs as well—that is, we provide the high quality of babysitting with the premier service providers that guests expect.

Click on each picture below for more detail on each team member.

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Davis Goodman

Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel
Davis Goodman
Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel
Davis has worked for 25 years for major law firms and businesses in the US and around the world and has started, managed, grown and sold numerous companies. With a BA from Harvard, an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge (England), a JD from Stanford Law School and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Davis is uniquely poised to help the company to provide the highest quality in the industry. Davis is also a full-time father of two boys.
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Yvonne Lane Wonder
Founder & Managing Director
Yvonne Lane Wonder
Founder & Managing Director of Destination Sitters, LLC
As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, an entrepreneur for over 24 years, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. Especially when traveling away from home, there is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do. We include graduates of Harvard, Stanford Law School, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the University of Cambridge (England) and so on.
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Kristen Wonder
Bay Area Regional Manager
Kristen Wonder
Bay Area Regional Manager
Kristen just graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Communication Studies. She is currently the Sustainability Coordinator for San Jose State University, working towards creating a more just and sustainable food system on campus.
Kristen has years of childcare experience and has been with Destination Sitters since the beginning. In addition to her love for children, she loves to hike, cook, garden, and read.
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Maria Briceno
San Francisco Event Coordinator
Maria Briceno
San Francisco Event Coordinator
Maria has worked in customer service for over 25 years with companies such as Blue Shield and with major banks. Her experience has given her amazing people skills which allow her to interact flawlessly with our hotel properties, parents and children.
Maria is a mother of three grown children and grandmother. Maria is a foodie by nature and a wonderful cook.
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Natalie Ross
Santa Barbara Regional Manager
Natalie Ross
Santa Barbara Regional Manager
Natalie has been with Destination Sitters since 2011, and has several years of childcare experience anywhere from being a lifeguard at age 16 to a fulltime nanny with a Santa Barbara family. Natalie graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and an emphasis in Economics. Natalie is currently a Financial Representative with PlanMember Securities. In addition, she teaches group fitness classes including Spinning, and Bootcamps at 5 local fitness studios in Santa Barbara. When Natalie is not working, babysitting, or teaching fitness classes, she is an active member in the community and enjoys a lovely beach day with friends in beautiful Santa Barbara.
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Jillian Boland
Palm Springs Regional Manager
Jillian Boland
Palm Springs Regional Manager
Jillian Boland is very experienced in working with children. Jillian received a B.A. in Child Development from San Diego State in 2012, has worked as a Special Education teacher and Behavioral Therapist and has been with Destination Sitters for the past four years, as a sitter in San Diego.

Upon Jillian’s moving to Palm Springs this past year, we knew that she would be the perfect person to expand Destination Sitters into the Coachella Valley.

Jillian enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is also active in her community, volunteering at non-profit organizations that assist adults and children with down syndrome.

Jillian is always willing to help others and is very excited to help us expand into the desert cities.

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Libby Lopez
San Diego Regional Manager
Libby Lopez
San Diego Regional Manager
Libby graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in Early Childhood Education, focusing on Special Needs and Inclusion. She is an Associate for a retirement funds distribution and a volunteer for The Rock Church, Point Loma. Libby is passionate about children’s health and wellness and gives back to the community regularly as a Committee Chairwoman for The Junior League of San Diego. She has 17 years of childcare experience, as well as unique training in caring for children with special needs. Libby loves spending time at the beach with her friends, attending Zumba classes, and cuddling up with her two fluffy kitties, Juno and Zeus.
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Michele Rodriguez
Orlando Regional Director
Michele Rodriguez
Orlando Regional Director
Michele graduated from San Diego State University in 2010 with a double bachelor's degree in Nursing and Psychology. She is an ICU nurse with over 6 years of experience, and a mother to two sweet little boys. Michele has provided childcare to families since she was 12 years old, and was one of the first sitters when the company first started in San Diego. Having worked for this company in the past, we knew she would uphold the high standards necessary to run the Orlando branch. Her interests include spending time with her husband and children, working out, and going to Orlando City MLS soccer games.
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Alex Wonder
Business Operations Manager
Alex Wonder
Business Operations Manager
As a Business Operations Manager, Alex helps develop social media marketing strategies, provide hands-on customer service, schedule and conduct on-site inspections for corporate events, staff events, recruit hotels and sitters for childcare, research and prepare plans and materials for marketing to clients, and interview prospective staff.
Alex is in his fourth and final year of school at UNLV studying film. Prior to attending UNLV he attended TCU for two years and while there held a number of positions on campus. One of those was as a Resident Assistant. As a resident he focused on enhancing the quality of life in his residence hall, which he did by fostering community, providing academic support, and being attentive to safety and security of the residents.
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Ahmika Richards
Sitter Administrator | Office Assistant
Ahmika Richards
Sitter Administrator | Office Assistant
Ahmika was born in Jacksonville, NC and has been traveling ever since. After honorably serving four years on active duty in the Marine Corps, she settled down in her favorite place, California. She is currently earning her Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology at Park University, and will continue higher learning to achieve her Masters of Social Work with the Cal State program. Ahmika loves to travel with her husband and two sons, and they frequently visit their large family in Los Angeles, Chicago, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. As a teenager, she babysat for family friends and while in the Marine Corps she mentored children with the OJP program and coached youth volleyball. In her free time, she loves to dance, sing, create, explore and read.
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Abran Rugama
Hiring Manager
Abran Rugama
Hiring Manager
Abran is from Fresno, California but is currently a student at the University of California, Irvine in the pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Anthropology. He also has experience in the fields of music, medicine, teaching, technology, social media, horticulture, athletics, and many more. His experience with children ranges from private tutoring in Biology and English to more relaxed settings such as being a camp counselor. Abran is currently thinking about attending graduate school to obtain his Ph.D. in Anthropology in the hopes of one day teaching biological or cultural anthropology courses at a university.

We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about our hotel babysitting team, the hotels with babysitting services with which we work, any hotel at which you are staying (where we are also happy to provide babysitting services), our hotel summer camps, or our management team. We are proud to provide services to children, families, hotels and our babysitters.

In addition, please let us know about any other services in which you might be interested. These could include our providing traveling babysitters (domestic and international), swimming or other instruction at your hotel, pet sitting, or any other way in which we can help to make your travel more enjoyable, restful and stress-free! Remember, we don’t sit, we play!

 
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