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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. 


Maria Torrento

Lead Infant Teacher

Hi my name is Maria Torrento. I am from El Savador. My husband and I just celebrated our 33 years of marriage. We moved to Indiana in 2008 with our 5 children. Our youngest 2 children attend Warren schools, and my oldest are now getting married and having children. When I am not with my family and grandchildren, I enjoy serving at my church and cooking. I am grateful for this time to be at Vidalife School.


Nick Carey

Team Lead and Lead Preschool 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 wife and watch all things sports. I am so excited to walk alongside each family!


Lilly Smith

Curriculum Coordinator and 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 am currently attending Butler university, where I am getting my degree in Psychology. I love getting outside, and sharing silly games, laughs, and crafts with all the kids at VidaLife. I thank God everyday for this opportunity! 


Adriana Hermida

Toddler Caregiver

Hi my name is Ms. Adriana, I am from Argentina. I Moved to Lawrence a month ago with my husband and 2 children. We love to be at the beach,  we used to live 3 miles form the beach in Argentina. We cook, bike and like to go on outings. I love  being with children, and excited for this opportunity to be here at Vidalife.

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