- being an au pair
- why AuPairCare
- getting started
- meet our host families
- meet our staff
- current au pairs
AuPairCare is the premier au pair agency providing live-in childcare to American host families. In 1989, AuPairCare became one of the first au pair agencies designated by the United States Department of State to legally sponsor au pairs to come to the United States. Since then, we've made more than 50,000 successful au pair placements across the U.S. Our au pairs come from more than 40 countries and have been fully screened by AuPairCare. They all have previous childcare experience, speak English, and have a sincere interest in living with an American family. Most importantly, they love children and enjoy spending time with them.
AuPairCare is a part of Intrax, a globally-oriented company that provides a lifetime of high-quality educational, work and volunteer programs that connect people and cultures. Intrax has operations in more than 100 countries worldwide and offers diverse educational and cultural programs including: high school exchange, language classes, volunteer opportunities, leadership programs, and work and internship placements. Our sister companies include Ayusa, ProWorld, Intrax English Language and Professional Skills, Intrax Work Travel and Intrax Internships. Since 1980, Intrax has placed more than 350,000 participants in its programs. Intrax is based in San Francisco, California, with offices in 18 countries.
Vice President, AuPairCare
Sarah joined Intrax in 2006 as the Director of Marketing and transitioned to the Senior Director of Operations and Products after great success in her role. Sarah is now the Vice President of AuPairCare, providing leadership to all facets of the business. Her background is in lifestyle marketing, spanning online and offline strategic marketing initiatives for companies including Macy's, Hewlett-Packard, Realtor.com and CareGuide. Having studied a year abroad in Germany, Sarah knows the benefits of cultural exchange and is a host mom herself. Sarah and her husband have welcomed three au pairs into their family and are proof that AuPairCare is a great childcare solution for busy, working parents
Director of Field Operations
Courtney’s passion for international exchange brought her to AuPairCare in 1994 when she hosted her first of many au pairs. She began working for AuPairCare in January 1995 and over the years Courtney has worked in a variety of positions within AuPairCare. Currently, as the Director of Field Operations, she works closely with the field staff to provide every host family and au pair a quality program experience. Courtney majored in International Relations and French while in college in Virginia and enjoys how her position has allowed her to work with dynamic individuals from all over the globe. Courtney and her husband David have four sons ranging in age from 9 to 20 and their family currently resides in Weston, Florida. Courtney has a passion for spinning, running and yoga and spends much of her free time supporting her boys on the sidelines of football, soccer and basketball games. She’s been able to experience firsthand how the program works and is able to share this unique perspective with other host families and au pairs participating in our program.
Regional Manager, Northern California
Steven Courtney joined AuPairCare in 2006 as the Director of Client Services. After four years in that position, he transitioned to the Northern California Regional Manager position as a way to work closer with the host family and au pair participants. Learning about, and enjoying other cultures have been a lifelong passion of Steven’s; this passion has led to travels to such varied places as Africa, Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, and his personal favorite, Mexico! Prior to joining AuPairCare, Steven owned and operated his own small business. Steven states the most rewarding aspect of working at AuPairCare is the opportunity to travel vicariously through the program participants from all over the world with whom he has the pleasure of working with.
Regional Manager, Northeast
Sherri's first interaction with AuPairCare began as a host family in 1993. The Bwint’s found it to be a great fit for their family and their children benefitted from the nurturing, secure care they received. Sherri joined the Area Director team in 1997 and has been a Regional Manager since 2006. With a Master’s in Counseling from Villanova University, along with her host family and Area Director experiences, Sherri is able to assist host families and au pairs alike. Feeling passionate about the positive impact this cultural exchange experience provides for families makes the job a perfect fit. Where else can you find quality childcare that is both flexible and affordable while at the same time broadening your family's worldview? Sherri manages the Northeast Region for AuPairCare.
Regional Manager, West
Maureen Carn joined AuPairCare in 1994 and has worked in several different field capacities before becoming a Regional Manager. She began her career in the international exchange field at St. John’s University in New York where she worked for eleven years and was the Dean of the International Student Office. Maureen enjoys working with young adults from around the world and believes in the many wonderful benefits that international exchange offers. Maureen manages the Western region for AuPairCare.
Regional Manager, Eastern Seaboard Region
Carol Eaton began her career at AuPairCare in 2004 as an Area Director before joining the Regional Management team. Carol believes her years immersed in the field of cultural exchange have brought richness to both her professional and personal life. Outside of AuPairCare, Carol enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She’s an accomplished textile artist, avid gardener and outdoor enthusiast. Carol manages the Eastern Seaboard region for AuPairCare.
Regional Manager, Lone Star/Garden State
Theresa Edwards joined AuPairCare in 1994 and has worked in several different field capacities before becoming a Regional Manager. Theresa has personally hosted au pairs to help meet the needs of her family, and her family still maintains contact with their “adopted daughters”. AuPairCare has offered so many wonderful experiences to Theresa and her family through the many acquaintances they have met in host families, au pairs, Area Directors and staff at AuPairCare. Theresa feels this position truly enables a greater perspective of the globe from one’s little corner of the world, and provides insight into the many cultures that can influence our lives if we allow it. Theresa manages the Lone Star/Garden State region for AuPairCare.
Regional Manager, Southeast
Leslie Sirbaugh joined AuPairCare in 1995 and worked as an Area Director in Charlotte, NC and Jacksonville, FL before becoming a Regional Manager in 2007. Leslie spent a semester of college studying in Geneva, Switzerland which enabled her to travel throughout Europre and fostered a love of travel and cultural exchange. Her family hosted an au pair from Sweden in 2006 and they still keep in touch. Leslie enjoys jogging, playing golf and tennis and spending time with her children. She also volunteers and serves on the U.S. Golf Association Girls’ Junior Committee. Leslie manages the Southeast region for AuPairCare.
Regional Manager, Midwest
Jennifer Warner joined AuPairCare in 1994 and was an Area Director before becoming a Regional Manager. Prior to joining AuPairCare, she worked in human resources. Jennifer is the mother of four children - including three teenagers. The best part about working for AuPairCare is that no two days are the same. Cultural exchange provides endless opportunities for learning about other cultures as well as our own American culture. Jennifer manages the Midwest region for AuPairCare.
Au Pair Academy Director
Au Pair Academy Director Marisa Lonic has a very diverse international, instructional and management background. Growing up, she lived in both Italy and New York and has travelled extensively. “Having lived in another country, I can relate to what our au pairs are going through when they arrive at the Academy - they are excited, nervous and not sure what to expect. The Academy environment is supportive and educational so our au pairs can be confident about the year ahead.” Marisa received her Masters of Education while studying in Padua, Italy and has held positions at the high school and college level teaching Spanish and Italian. Prior to joining AuPairCare, she was a manager and trainer for a diverse team of foreign language and ESL instructors in Manhattan.
Director of Call Center and Matching
Trudy Mar joined AuPairCare as the Director of Call Center and Matching in 2012. She began working in the au pair industry in 2006 and has extensive experience working with host families and au pairs in different capacities. Trudy studied and worked in Paris, France and has always had an appreciation for other cultures. After hosting exchange students when she was younger, she has seen first-hand what a life changing experience exchange programs offer as well as the lifelong relationships that develop. Trudy has 4 children and 2 dogs and is passionate about her family, cultural exchange and world travel.
Director of Partner Services
Rachel Adamson joined the AuPairCare team in 2006. With her excellent customer service background, Rachel came to AuPairCare as the Matching Department Manager. Rachel’s expertise and skills led to her begin taking on her current role as Director of Partner Services. She manages AuPairCare’s Partner Services team, a group dedicated to supporting Intrax offices and partners overseas. Rachel’s role is crucial to ensuring overseas partners are able to effectively recruit and screen high quality au pairs to place with AuPairCare host families. Rachel resides in the East Bay with her husband of 7 years. She has a grown son who works as an ambulance driver/EMT and is studying to be a Fire Medic.