Hi sister! My name is Crystal. 


I always loved teaching, planning, and crafting so I turned those natural abilities into a childcare and preschool opportunity. I immediately fell in love with the kiddos and more importantly with the entire families. I still keep in touch with many of them!


I have owned a daycare preschool for 6 years while in Utah. After moving to Simi Valley, I worked for the school district at a local elementary school working in a moderate to severe autism classroom. I ADORE the kids I had an opportunity to work with the last year. I developed this love for ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) and took several classes on behavior.


My interactions, teaching, and working with kiddos started when I was young which included teaching kids church classes, summer youth programs, planning and executing kids birthday parties within a job setting, working with children with disabilities at schools and horse therapy since I was in junior high, and on and on. 



10 Things About Me


  • I am a trained pastry chef. I graduated top of my NYC culinary class and worked at top NYC restaurants and catering companies. I hung up my professional apron strings after my second child. 


  • I love, love, love trying new foods and especially love ethnic foods


  • I am married to the handiest man and we have been married for 10 years


  • I have 2 kids and 2 bonus girls! A 23-year-old girl, an 18-year-old girl, a 9-year-old girl, and a 6-year-old boy.


  • I love reading and listening to self-improvement books, You could call it a learned addiction.


  • You can usually find me with an earbud in one ear while wearing workout clothes (cuz man are they comfortable) and flipflops.


  • I really want to learn how to surf


  • I am half Guatemalan yet you would never know that when you look at my pale skin and blue eyes, haha!


  • When I asked my daughter what are some things about me that people should know and she said, "That you are nice, kind, lovable, and helping." Awwwww, thank you Emmie!


  • After my father passed away from cancer when I was 13 years old, I engulfed myself in horses.  I'm thankful for my mom who knew I needed that outlet and shortly after purchased my horse, Lazarus. That chestnut Arabian became my therapy and I spent hours and hours with him. 







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