Eva-Marie Hatfield, Director

Eva-Marie Hatfield started in February of 2007 as our Center Director. She has a degree in Social Science/Sociology with an emphasis in Education and 30 years of experience in the Early Childhood field. She is married and has two daughters in college, and one daughter who is a journalist living in Washington, DC. She enjoys spending time with her family and living on Lake Superior.

Crystal Park, Program Director

Crystal Park started at Little Huskies in January of 2008 as a Head Teacher. In September of 2016 she also became our Program Director. She graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Speech, Hearing, and Language Science. Crystal has worked in Early Childhood for over 12 years. She is married and has two young children. Crystal enjoys the arts, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Laura Shilling, Office Manager

Laura Shilling started as a substitute teacher, and was hired as the Office Manager in February of 2015. She is married, has three children, and was an Army wife for 27 years, until her husband retired in 2014. Laura has worked with children for over 15 years. She enjoys playing Irish fiddle music, reading, and camping with her family.

Katie Gray, Cook

Katie Gray started with us in October, 2016. She is a true foodie and loves to cook. She has a Bachelor's Degree, is married and has two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and being outdoors, and she enjoys being involved in the community.

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