our Team.

Modern Minders is committed to service, we are dedicated to supporting families, family values, and childcare providers.  Here at Modern Minders we keep it all in the family!

We treat the privacy of our clients with complete confidentiality and discretion.


Kate Granchelli | CEO | Founder

Kate is from a small town located outside of Buffalo, New York. Besides having 4 older siblings, and a gaggle of nieces and nephews, she has been a professional educator, a nanny,  a family assistant, worked for diplomats and high profile families in Los Angeles and New York. Additionally Kate was the Director Of Recruiting for a Los Angeles based agency. She has worn many different hats when it comes to the private staffing industry.

After many years on the West Coast,  committing countless hours to families, Kate’s love and commitment to her own family brought her back East, where Modern Minders was born!  Understanding family dynamics is essential, and without a doubt has given Kate the skills and reputation of being honest, genuine and incredible at matching talented professionals with families.   She has successfully placed countless nannies and childcare providers.   Kate currently holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Design from Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York and a Masters in Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. She is a certified elementary Visual Arts Teacher, and an English and Reading tutor. 

Besides her endless commitment to her team and families, Kate is passionate about mentoring local youth, supporting the development of local and national arts programs and having adventures with her French Bulldog Bodi.

 


Nicole Goyette | Fact Checker

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Words can not describe how amazing Nicole is.  Keeping everything in the family, Nicole is Kate's sister.  Besides being a super hero sister and mother of three, she is a professional Gifted and Talented educator. Nicole’s commitment to the positive development of children and families is undeniable. Nicole knows first hand what a challenge it can be to find reliable and trustworthy childcare. This gives Nicole the unique ability and advantage to connect with Modern Minders' families and candidates in a way not many other can.

Nicole is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University where she earned her Bachelors in Arts and earned a Masters in Education from Dyouville in Buffalo, New York.  She has been a professional educator for 17 years, as well as a mentor, coach and support for various activities including Destination Imagination, Odyssey of the Mind, and has developed many programs to help provide the very best opportunities in her local community for children.  Her ability to juggle many things at once earns her the title of rockstar!

Besides being a full time teacher Nicole makes sure all of our talent is checked,  and double checked.  You can find her making calls, giving sound sisterly advice and guiding our childcare professionals in their career choices.


Bodi G. | Office Assistant

Bodi joined the Modern Minders team when he was 12 weeks old and we are so glad that he did.  Bodi is great at making talent feel right at home with a good sniff and lots of kisses.  He has an infectious smile no one can resist. Besides being French, Bodi's expertise includes snuggling, sniffing, chasing the mailman, disguising himself as a pig, and keeping feet warm.  He enjoys eating pens, and sitting (we mean typing) on the computers.  

When not in the office, Bodi enjoys hanging out with his "brother" Fenway, a 240lbs Great Dane and chasing his 6 year old human cousin.  He also enjoys sleeping, playing with his stuffed animals, and designing his very own Bow-Tie line for fellow Frenchies.