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 Meredith

CACFP Specialist

Hi, my name is Lauren! I have been employed at Small Wonders since 2014. I started out as a floater and worked my way up to being the school age teacher, which I absolutely loved! In addition to working in a classroom, In 2020, I became the CACFP Specialist. I work with our CACFP and Kitchen Manager, Jeff, to ensure our food program is running efficiently throughout our centers. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

Jeff Schreiber

CACFP and Kitchen Manager