About Us


Magnolia Agency was launched in 2016 as a response to our clients' requests for more domestic staffing options. As the sister agency of Adventure Nannies, we pride ourselves in using innovative techniques and out-of-the-box recruitment methods to match our remarkable families with world-class employees. We add modern touches to the age-old domestic recruitment industry, and look forward to exceeding your expectations at every step of the way.

Both Magnolia Agency and Adventure Nannies are committed to fair labor practices and love working with families and candidates from all walks of life and religious backgrounds. This includes single-parent homes, split families, members of the LGBTQ community, and children with special needs.


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Shenandoah - Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder

Shenandoah joined Adventure Nannies in 2016 as Chief Operations Officer after being initially hired on as a small business consultant and transitioned into CEO in 2018. She created Magnolia Agency in 2017 along with Brandy. She has presented at both the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) and the International Nanny Association (INA) conferences, serves on the APNA board of directors, and is also a proud member of Entrepreneur’s Organization’s Accelerator program. In a past life, she was the marketing director and brand manager for a popular restaurant and bar group in Seattle and has also nannied, tutored, and given music lessons to students aged 4 to 72. Shenandoah holds a Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance and English and, as a touring musician, has performed in Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, Italy, the UK, and many other places. Shenandoah is based in Seattle.

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Brandy - Co-Founder

Brandy founded Adventure Nannies after 8 years of working as a travel nanny with private families, where she learned first-hand that each family's needs are as unique as their children. Adventure Nannies has grown into a high-touch worldwide boutique nanny agency, and naturally progressed into the domestic staffing industry after many families continued to ask for additional support. The creative recruitment skills and top-notch family experience that Brandy developed in Adventure Nannies now set Magnolia Agency apart in the domestic staffing industry.

When Brandy isn’t out on the road with her husband’s band, The Lumineers, she's in Denver with her baby son and two dogs.

Emily - Recruitment Director

Emily joined the Magnolia Agency team in 2017. As the Recruitment Director and Office Manager, she is the main point of contact for candidates. She conducts screening calls, assists candidates in completing their applications, and ensures that every candidate is carefully vetted. Recently she presented at the International Nanny Association (INA) conference in Chicago, IL.

Emily was raised in a small central Oregon town where she grew up hiking, rock climbing, and camping. After earning a BFA in theater she co-managed several non-profit theater organizations in Seattle, Washington and served as an associate artistic director. She possesses a background in Montessori, nannying, and touring as a teaching artist throughout Washington. Emily is also a professional voice over artist and actor. Currently, Emily splits her time between New York and Seattle.

Christina - Placement Director

Christina possesses a double BA in Business Administration and Spanish from the University of Oregon. Prior to joining the Magnolia Agency team, she was a high school teacher in Spain, the national account manager for Caffe Vita, and a business development consultant. In addition to residing in Spain, she has traveled to the UK, France, Italy, Morocco, Holland, Prague, and Mexico. Christina’s many hobbies include road trips, motorcycle rides, cooking, yoga, Irish dancing, flower arranging, vintage shopping. She lives in Seattle with her motorcycle, Little Bird.

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Alenni - Administrative Coordinator

Alenni possesses a BS in Music Industry and has been a private music teacher for 4 years prior to joining the Adventure Nannies team. She brings an overwhelming sense of positivity and energy to our team! When she is not behind a laptop, she is playing viola, guitar, or piano, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, and teaching herself Japanese. Alenni lives in Philadelphia with her rescue dachshund Wormy.

Nina - Recruitment Coordinator

Nina joined the Magnolia Agency team in 2017. After earning a BA in psychology, Nina began her career as a nanny in the Bay Area, then eventually transitioned to a local Bay Area nanny agency as a recruiter and executive assistant. Nina’s brief hiatus from the private service industry included three years as a corporate executive assistant, as well as a 6-month international trip with her husband, visiting places such as Peru, Thailand, Bali, Australia, and New Zealand. Upon her return from traveling, Nina had a new appreciation for adventure, and a strong desire to return to the private service industry, making her role at Magnolia Agency a dream come true.

Nina now lives north of the Bay Area with her husband, and also owns a home bakery. When she’s not working, she can be found running, hiking, or cheering on the San Francisco Giants!

Director Of Communications

Prior to her role with Magnolia Agency, Danielle has worked with local and national businesses on developing their branding and marketing through social media, blogging, and SEO. Danielle has also been a classroom assistant for K-12, and a Newborn Care Specialist with over 15 years of private service experience.

She possesses an unlimited sense of optimism, loves a hearty challenge, and has the uncanny ability to find wi-fi in the most unlikely places. Danielle takes on the occasional freelance writing project whenever possible, and in her spare time volunteers with underserved members of the community.

Danielle lives in Seattle with her incredible husband along with their dog Arlo, and cat Babette.

Contact Danielle for all media + press inquiries at:

danielle [at] themagnoliaagency [dot] net