Meet the office team at Preferred ChildCare
— Founder and President
Megan Metzger founded Preferred ChildCare, Inc in 2001 as a resource for families to find quality childcare providers. Megan has worked with children for over twenty years as a nanny, a KinderMusik educator, a preschool teacher, and an experienced childcare provider. Megan is a mom to kids, Hunter, Lily and Emma Grace and Mason. She brings her experience, passion for children, and insight as a Mom to create the best team of ChildCare Specialists and find the perfect matches for families throughout the Triad. She is the past President of The International Nanny Association and shares her knowledge and experience with agency owners across the globe in her consulting business, Megan Metzger Consulting.
— Chief Operations Officer
Kate Jones hails from the North and has a degree in Psychology from Stockton University in New Jersey. She moved down to North Carolina to be with her husband, Stephen in 2012. Kate has worked with Preferred ChildCare as a ChildCare Specialist, Answering Service Representative and Office Manager. She is now our Chief Financial Officer and handles all the day to day fiances, billing, and payroll for the company. Dubbed Megan’s “better business half” Kate enjoys attending industry conferences and is always learning more about business. Kate loves reading a good book, when she’s not sprinting in ultimate frisbee games! Kate is also very involved in her church, College Park Baptist, where she serves on their deacon board and sings in the adult choir.
Zed De Leon
— Director of Recruitment
— Executive Placement Coordinator
Mary Couillard has lived in Jamestown, North Carolina her whole life and continues to live there with her husband Andrew. She attended Appalachian State University with a double major in Advertising and Public Relations, graduating in December of 2019. Mary is our newest member at Preferred Childcare and originally applied to be a nanny, but ended up getting the position of Executive Placement Coordinator. When she’s not in the office, Mary is most likely hiking, building furniture or exploring new cities with her husband!