The NCS Enrichment Conference

2024 Conference Speakers

Amy Salamon Andrews

Amy is a corporate attorney at the law firm of Weiss Brown located in Scottsdale, Arizona. She represents businesses in all stages of the business lifecycle, from formation, contract review and general counsel, to financings and exits. Prior to joining Weiss Brown, Amy worked as an employment litigator at an international law firm, and served as a law clerk at the federal appellate and district court levels. She uses this litigation background to approach her client’s problems with a unique perspective, aiming to develop solutions that not only help her clients achieve their goals but also keep them out of the courtroom. Outside of the office, Amy enjoys spending time with family and friends, and petting any dog she can find.

Amy will be presenting on Independent Contractor Agreements/Restrictive Covenants.

Danielle Sadler

Danielle joined the Adventure Nannies team in 2016 as a social media contractor and became the current Marketing Director. Prior to her role with Adventure Nannies, Danielle worked with local and national businesses to develop their branding, social media, SEO, Google Ads, paid social, experiential marketing, business consultation, and growth marketing. Danielle’s limitless curiosity and her unstoppable love for learning make her a consistent early adopter of cutting-edge tech. Danielle proudly represents Adventure Nannies at industry events and as an agency representative with Hand in Hand, a non-profit that works tirelessly to advocate for fair and equitable domestic workers’ rights. She is passionate about using her inherent privilege to amplify and center the voices of those who have been historically marginalized by systems of oppression. She lives in Seattle, WA, and enjoys frequent travel throughout the United States, meeting nannies, newborn care specialists, and private educators on behalf of Adventure Nannies.

Danielle will be presenting on Revolutionize Business Growth by Leveraging AI-Enhanced Marketing Strategies.

Kayla Dockery

Kayla Dockery is an Advanced certified Newborn Care Specialist and Postpartum Doula. The happiness and well-being of children and families has always been an interest of Kayla's. Kayla has had several careers working with infants and families including being a professional nanny and owning a small swim school working primarily with infants and children with special needs. Kayla also has previously been a Certified medical assistant. She has education focusing on infant and toddler development, perinatal mental health, pediatric nutrition and lactation. She also has both RIE and formal Montessori training. In addition to postpartum support, Kayla is an American Red Cross Instructor who is extremely active in her local community teaching new parents and caregivers CPR/First Aid. Kayla's goal when working with any family is to provide quality holistic emotional and physical support. The services she offers reflect what she values most: providing parents with opportunities to obtain sweet sleep, serenity, and peace of mind; knowing that their children are in great hands!

Kayla will be presenting on What's In Your Doula First Aid Kit? A conversation on how to mentally and physically prepare for home related emergencies.

Annie Duguid

Annie Duguid has dedicated over 20 years of her life to improving the lives of children as a newborn care specialist and educator. With a focus on providing the best possible start, particularly during the crucial first three years, she has worked with families from all walks of life, ranging from teen mothers in low resource countries to some of the most wealthy and influential families in the world. During her decade in Uganda, Annie established three orphanages for abandoned infants that cared for over 1,500 babies, including medically fragile infants, micro-preemies, and multiples. Her expertise in promoting healthy attachments and brain development drew the attention of high-net-worth families, where she provided childcare education to both parents and staff. Annie is skilled at creating childcare plans that accommodate multiple estates, mega-yachts, and large teams of nannies and newborn care specialists. Her goal is always to strike a balance between the desires of the parents and the best interest of the children, particularly when facing medical needs, developmental goals, sleep challenges, and heavy worldwide travel.

Annie will be presenting on Surrogacy, Adoption, and NCS/Nanny Transitions.

Tara Dakin Sauer

Tara Dakin Sauer, LMFT, PMH-C, CNCS, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional, Certified Newborn Care Specialist, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, and educator to both new parents and other postpartum professionals. The founder and owner of Renew Psychotherapy and Consulting, Tara provides trauma therapy services for adult women ready to heal and reach their full potential, as well as trauma-informed newborn and infant sleep services that are uniquely tailored to meet the needs of parents experiencing postpartum mood issues.

Tara is also passionate about combining her knowledge and skill set as both a therapist and NCS/sleep consultant to help other sleep-based postpartum professionals feel more confident in supporting their clients’ mental and emotional well-being… while also maintaining their own mental health! She offers education, collaborative care services, and case consultations to equip newborn care specialists, postpartum doulas, and sleep consultants to thrive both personally and professionally, helping them transform the next generation one family at a time!

Tara will be presenting a bonus workshop on Protecting Your Mental Health When Working with Challenging Clients

Jessica Rector

Growing up in North Carolina with four sisters, Jessica was always surrounded by babies. Her caregiving spirit led her to the private care industry and at the age of 19, she became a nanny. Over the years, she has gained extensive experience in multiples, preemies, colic, reflux, and various sleep training methods.

What sets Jessica apart is her flexibility and adaptability to cater to the unique needs of each family she works with. Her passion for newborn care has taken her to over 20 countries, where she has provided over 100,000 hours of care to newborns.

Specializing in 24/7 support for busy first-time and veteran parents, Jessica takes pride in her ability to offer personalized newborn care services that meet the specific needs of every family she works with. Whether you're in the Turks and Caicos, Paris, or across the globe, Jessica is committed to helping you provide the best care possible for your newborn.

Jessica will be presenting a bonus workshop on Functioning as a Newborn Care Specialist with Neurodivergence
with Aurella "Kaybee" Beach

Aurella "Kaybee" Beach

Kaybee is a certified holistic birth and postpartum doula, certified lactation counselor, advanced newborn care specialist, child birth educator and certified new parent educator. She also provides perinatal nutrition guidance. She is also the author of the cookbook, "Feeding The Postpartum Family With Love ", available on Amazon.

She is originally from St.Vincent and the Grenadines and is a Garifuna descendent. She offers a mix of my ancestral and cultural roots with modern western birth and postpartum practices to nurture and support expecting parents/persons.

Kaybee will be presenting a bonus workshop on Functioning as a Newborn Care Specialist with Neurodivergence with Jessica Rector
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