Childcare Meet the Staff


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Brittany Oliver-Childcare Supervisor

Hi Parents! My name is Brittany Oliver. I worked as a camp counselor and child care attendant for 7 years before being promoted to Recreation Supervisor. I am in charge of childcare as well as all the programs for youth at the VRC!  I love my job and interacting with the children.  I promise your kids will be in good hands in our childcare center! 

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 Emily Allgood

Hi! My name is Emily and I was born and raised right here in Vandalia. I have a daughter and son. I have such wonderful memories of growing up here and am so glad to be living in Vandalia to raise my children. I look forward to meeting your children! Go Aviators! 


Natalie Blackwell

Hi, my name is Natalie Blackwell and I’m currently a junior at Northmont High School. I enjoy spending time with kids and getting to work with them at the VRC. In my free time I like to hang out with my friends and family.


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Brooke Cartone

Hello my name is Brooke Cartone and I am a sophomore at the University of Dayton studying Pre-Physical Therapy. I have a little brother and two sisters. I love spending time with kids and love working at the Rec! In my free time, I enjoy playing volleyball and hanging out with friends.


Melissa Deck

Hi! My name is Melissa Deck. I currently am a sophomore at Wright State University and am studying sports science. I have worked with kids at my church for several years now and am excited to continue to do so here at the Vandalia Rec Center. In my free time I enjoy working out and spending time with friends and family.

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Nicole Dillman

Hi, I’m Nicole! I go to Bethel High School and I am a senior. After high school I plan to go to college to be an Ultrasound Tech. In my free time I love hanging out with my friends and family. 


Sarah Downing 

Hi! My name is Sarah Downing. Currently I am a Junior at Wright State University studying Nursing. I have two brother. I enjoy working at the rec, because I get to see children grow, and it’s a welcoming community. In my free time I love volunteering at Montgomery County Animal Shelter and Dayton Children’s.


Savannah Hamlin:

Hi! My name is Savannah Hamlin. I just graduated from Bethel High School and attend Sinclair. I love watching kids grow, which is why I enjoy my job at the Vandalia Rec Center. In my free time I spend time with my friends and family.


Lacey Hedges:

Hello! My name is Lacey. I’m a mommy to a 3 year old little boy who I love spending my time with. I love children and I like to incorporate learning into my activities with them. I really enjoy my job as a child care attendant here at the Rec and look forward to meeting your kids.

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Cindy Himsworth

 I have worked in childcare at the Rec Center since 2009.  I currently work in the Vandalia-Butler City School District  as a special education aide.  I have twin boys.  I enjoy sewing costumes for Muse Machine.


Helen Perkins 

I have been at the VRC for 13 years and love my job in Luther’s Jungle. The kids call me Miss Helen. I love the kids and treat them like they are my own. I play games, puzzles and color with the kids so they will have the most enjoyable time here. 


 Cindy Phillips 

I am a 59 year old, single mother of an adult son. I live and work in Vandalia. I really enjoy spending time with the children in Ricky’s. 

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Holly Simones

Hi my name is Holly Simones and I’ve worked at the Rec Center for close to 3 years. I love kids and love helping children express their creative side through crafts and fun artistic activities.  I attend Bowling Green State University and pursuing a career as an intervention specialist.

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Nikki Speakman

Hey all! My name is Nikki Speakman. I moved to Vandalia 2 1/2 years ago and love this community. I have been a stay at home mom for the last 5 1/2 years. I love kids and I’m just one big kid at heart. 

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