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Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified


Michelle Williams

Co-Director and Founder

Michelle has been operating an in-home daycare for the past three year and was a nanny before this for four years. She likes to incorporate  Christian values to her everyday teaching. In her classroom you’ll find a variety of learning styles, Art and sensory play is her favorite! She is also fluent in both Spanish and English, she is a mama to four amazing kids and is wonderful at making every person she meets feel like family. 


Claire Ellis

Co-Director and Founder

Claire has a degree in Christian Education from Indiana Wesleyan and was the Pastor of Family Ministries at Waterline Church in Fishers, IN. for seven years. She has three children of her own and is passionate about making children know how special they are and teaching them how to use their gifts to help others. In her free time she enjoys being outside, spending time with her family and drinking lots of coffee. 


Jennifer Martinez

Infant Director

My name is Jennifer, I'm from Puerto Rico. My family and I moved to Indianapolis six years ago. I have a wonderful husband and three beautiful kids that are the ages of 15, 6 and 3. On my free time, I love spending time with my family and doing outside activities. I really love and enjoy working with kids and I'm excited to start this new chapter in my life. I believe that God is intentional and always has a purpose for each of our lives. I feel so thankful and blessed for the opportunity and trust that Michelle and Claire has given me and can't wait to meet your children.


Nick Carey

Lead Teacher

Hi, my name is Nick! I am a recent graduate of Indiana Wesleyan where I hold a Bachelors in Community Development and a specialization in Pastoral Care and Counseling. I have worked with kiddos for 10 plus years now and have followed God’s call and passion He has placed on my heart to help children seek and grow in their education, skills, gifts, and abilities! In my free time, I love to go on adventures with my fiancée and watch all things sports. I am so excited to walk alongside each family!


Lilly Smith

Lead Teacher

My name is Lilly Smith. My greatest joys are spending time with kids, animals, and the elderly. I spend my free time volunteering at the animal shelter, training my dog with 4-h, and doing community outreach with my dog. I have been fortunate enough to travel the world with my family and love spending time with them experiencing new people and places. I’m attending Butler University in the fall where I look forward to expanding my knowledge in Psychology, which will one day lead me to become an animal-assisted therapist in underrepresented communities. I look forward to sharing silly games, laughs, and crafts with all the kids at VidaLife.


Mary Ellis


Mary is originally from Costa Rica and is both fluent in Spanish and English. She has a passion for children and everyone around here knows her as "Mamaw" since she is Michelle's mom. She loves to travel and explore different places around the world and has a gift of making everyone feel like family.


Dulce Reyes


Hi my name is Dulce Nathali, also known as Miss. Nathali to our kids.I am from Guatemala but I have lived in the state Indiana for almost 6 years, I speak 3 languages. I love playing soccer, dancing, visiting different food places, I love going to museums, watching movies with my family, and creating memories, I'm excited to get started This new stage of my life in Vidalife I am blessed to be part of this wonderful team


Frances Rodriguez 


Hi my name is Frances! I am from Puerto Rico but lived in the states for many years. I moved to a farm here in Indiana 1 year ago with my wonderful husband, 2 year old boy and 2 mini dachshunds. We love the outdoors and have added chickens, ducks and goats to our family. I enjoy cooking, visiting coffee shops, having new adventures with my family and watching my little one grow into a beautiful kind young boy. VidaLife came into our lives when we needed it the most and I am blessed to be a part of this wonderful team! 

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