Meet Our Leaders 

Kirsten Mariotti
Executive Administrator

I’ve been with Small Wonders since August of 2011, not long after Leslie opened the first location. I graduated from YSU with a PreKindergarten degree, and have also furthered my education by taking online classes through the University of Cincinnati. I love seeing the children grow and change through their years with us, especially the ones that start as a baby and leave for kindergarten. I also love to see when them years later after they have grown up, to see the great people they have become. Outside of work, my family and I like to spend time boating and four-wheeling. I also coach elementary school cheerleading.

Bridget Russell
Human Resource Director

Hi there!  My name is Bridget.  I have graduated with a PreKindergarten degree in education from Youngstown State University in 2008.  I have been employed with Small Wonders D&LC since August of 2016.  I have experience as the lead infant teacher and assistant administrator at our Greenford location.  I currently work as part of the Small Wonders D&LC Leadership Team as the Human Resource Director for all locations.  I am always looking for enthusiastic, compassionate, nurturing, and professional educators to join our team!  My goal is to maintain staff retention while fulfilling company staffing needs.  I strive to create a work/life balance for all employees.  As a role model to Small Wonders, I am devoted to creating a positive culture in the workplace where people encourage each other, work as a team, and never want to leave Small Wonders.  I LOVE SMALL WONDERS! 

Danyell Smith
Education Coordinator

My name is Danyell.  I have been employed with Small Wonders since October of 2016.  I was hired as a floater in the infant classroom at our Greenford location.  I have worked as an assistant and a lead infant teacher for 3+ years.  Through the TEACH scholarship that Small Wonders offers their employees, I achieved my Infant/Toddler CDA through the University of Cincinnati.   In May 2020, I was promoted as a member of our Small Wonders D&LC Leadership Team and the Education Coordinator for all Small Wonders D&LC locations.  I travel to each site and work hand in hand with our administrators and lead teachers on a daily basis.  I am happy to have collaborated with our Columbiana and Salem staff to achieve their very first 5 Star Step Up to Quality ratings in 2021. 

Lauren Schreiber
Enrollment Specialist and CACFP Assistant

I started working at Small Wonders D&LC in May 2014. I have experience being a lead teacher at Small Wonders D&LC for 2 years. I am currently working as the Enrollment Specialist and the CACFP Assistant.  As the Enrollment Specialist, I love communicating with inquiring new families and offering tours at all of our centers.  I also work as the CACFP Assistant.  I help manage, collect and review all paperwork that pertains to our food program for each location.  Outside of work, I like to spend time with my family and my son Ethan.

Jeff Schreiber
CACFP and Kitchen Manager