Megan Lightfoot 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 wife and Mom to four young children, Colton, Hunter, Lily and Emma Grace. 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.
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.
Jamie Passaro moved from New Jersey to North Carolina in 2001 with her family after her dad transferred jobs. She is a wife and mom of one adorable son, Jonah. Jamie came to know Preferred ChildCare because she was our favorite barista at a local Starbucks! We love her positive attitude, great sense of whit, and work ethic. She came on board as our Executive Placement Coordinator, and quickly transitioned to our Office Manager, while still having her hands in her previous role! She has now transitioned into handling our recruitment and hiring! When Jamie is not busy recruiting for great talent, she enjoys hiking the trails of North Carolina, spending time with her family, and exploring new local restaurants.
Ashley Hogan was born and raised in Garner, NC. She moved to Greensboro in 2016 to attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, to pursue a degree in Business Administration. Ashley started working for Preferred ChildCare in September of 2016 as a ChildCare Specialist, then as an Answering Service Representative and On-Call Placement Coordinator. She now is our Client Solutions Coordinator handling both babysitting & part time nanny placement processes. Ashley started her babysitting career at the age of 10, as she would babysit 6 of her close neighbors, who now look up to her as a big sister. When Ashley is not working on placements, she is spending time with her adorable baby boy RJ, collecting candles and binge watching the famous 90s sitcom, FRIENDS.
Erin Hanes has lived in North Carolina for her entire life and loves it! She is currently attending High Point University and is majoring in Psychology. Erin came to know Preferred ChildCare because she grew up the across the street from Megan and would often babysit for her! When Erin is not working, she enjoys exploring new places with friends and her golden retriever, Bora!
Julie Morgan is a native to the Triad area from Kernersville. She has a degree in Communication from NC State University and over five years of experience in digital marketing. During her Senior year of college, Julie was a part-time Nanny for PCC. After graduation, she married her husband, Tom, and after multiple moves due to the military, she made her way back to North Carolina and the PCC team. When Julie is not busy creating content, she enjoys spending time with her family, running and, and relaxing on the beach.