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Our Staff

Come play with us! All of our staff are educated and trained in Early Childhood and are members of The Registry of Wisconsin. Let us show you what an impact a high-quality group child care center can have on a child's development in these crucial early years.
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Susan Lucey
Administrator
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Amanda Cusick
Senior Director
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Kat Lawrence
Food Service Director
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My name is Susan Lucey, I am the Administrator/Financial Director at our Onalaska location. I have been working for Red Balloon since August 2002. I have an Associate Degree in Accounting from Western Technical College and my Administrator's Credential for Early Childhood Education.

I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs.

Hey there, I currently serve as the Senior Director working out of the North location, and have been with Red Balloon since 2013. Originally from Madison, I have worked in the child care field since 1999 in all types of positions, and have lived in the La Crosse area since 2011. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from UW - Eau Claire, as well as an Early Childhood Education Administrator's Credential.

Outside of work you can find me running around spending time with my husband, our young kids Archie & Arlo, and our two crazy dogs Jovie & Renner!

My name is Kat Lawrence, I am the Kitchen Director for both locations. I have been working for Red Balloon since December 2017. I started with Red Balloon as an infant teacher before joining the Administration Team as the Food Service Director in 2019.

I enjoy racing and bonfires with my friends and family.

Laura
Trees Teacher - North
Team Member Since 2015
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Martez
Trees Teacher - Onalaska
Team Member Since 2012
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Jennifer
Saplings Teacher - North
Team Member Since 2015
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Lori
Saplings Teacher - Onalaska
Team Member Since 2006
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Leah
Sprouts Teacher - North
Team Member Since 2006
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Danielle
Little Buds Teacher - North
Team Member Since 2008
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Ellen
Baby Buds Teacher - North
Team Member Since 2013
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Sanae
Baby Buds Teacher - North
Team Member Since 2024
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Megan
Buds Teacher - Onalaska
Team Member Since 2017
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KC (they/them/theirs)
Seedlings Teacher - North
Team Member Since 2023
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Alexis
Seedlings Teacher - Onalaska
Team Member Since 2023
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Jayden
Float Teacher
Team Member Since 2023
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Gabrielle
Float Teacher
Team Member Since 2023
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Abby
Float Teacher
Team Member Since 2023
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Bahiyyih
Float Assistant
Team Member Since 2023
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Celina
Seedlings Assistant - North
Team Member Since 2024
Madeline
Little Buds Assistant - North
Team Member Since 2024
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Danny
Float Assistant
Team Member Since 2024
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Christine
Float Assistant - North
Team Member Since 2024
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Dee
Float Assistant - North
Team Member Since 2024
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Kris
Kitchen Assistant - Onalaska
Team Member Since 2016
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Interested in joining our team?!
Check out our Employment tab up top,
shoot us an email or message under Contacts,
and you can 
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