Our Management Team

Brittany Wilson - Executive Director/Owner

Brittany Dow

Brittany Wilson is the Executive Director of the Lullaby Inn Learning Centers. Brittany has a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a Master’s degree in professional counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and she has experience working with children that have high behavioral health needs and are challenged with mental illness. Brittany is trained as a registered play therapist with additional certification in Autplay therapy specializing in therapeutic interventions for children on the autism spectrum. She is director certified by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to manage a facility of 199+ children. Brittany has worked as a director at several preschool centers and has experience operating both small and large facilities. She believes in offering high quality childcare at an affordable rate to families that are looking for a developmentally appropriate program.

Brianna Adkins - Regional Manager

Brianna Adkins is the Regional Manager of the Lullaby Inn Learning Centers. She has been employed with the company since 2009 when the Lake Saint Louis location first opened. Brianna quickly moved up in management from Assistant Director to Center Director at the Saint Ann location. She transferred to the Wentzville location as Center Director when it opened in 2017. She has worked at all three locations and is familiar with the day to day operations of each center. Brianna has a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in early childhood education. Brianna provides support to management and ensures that each center follows licensing, health, and fire regulations. Her marketing skills are utilized to create, update, and design ads to promote events for Lullaby Inn. She is always available to staff, parents, and children and she enjoys having relationships at each location.

Vanessa Horne - Center Director (Lake Saint Louis)

Vanessa Horne is the Center Director at Lullaby Inn located in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri. Vanessa obtained her Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education through Missouri Baptist University. Vanessa began as the lead preschool teacher in the four and five year old classroom when the center first opened its doors. Vanessa is responsible for creating and implementing the pre-kindergarten curriculum at Lullaby Inn. She works in conjunction with parents as teachers through the public school system to ensure that the children are gaining the knowledge and skills required to be prepared for the kindergarten classroom. Vanessa is highly motivated to advance within the company and continue to work closely with the staff to implement a curriculum that meets the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development needs of all of our children.

Maria Heavel - Center Director (Wentzville)

Maria Heavel is the Center Director at Lullaby Inn Learning Center in Wentzville. Maria received her Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Lindenwood University. She has additional certifications in early childhood education B-3 and a Missouri substitute teaching certificate. She has extensive experience working in childcare and was the Assistant Manager of Curriculum at her previous place of employment. Maria is committed to the success of the child, no matter what it takes. She is knowledgeable of the current instructional methods and strategies that are effective with children. Maria enjoys working with the staff to achieve optimum classroom management and student achievement. It is her goal to constantly learn new methods to help children achieve their maximum potential. She loves working in Wentzville and strives to have positive relationships with staff, children, and their families.

Emily Mainieri - Assistant Director (Wentzville)

Emily Mainieri is the Assistant Director at Lullaby Inn Learning Center in Wentzville. Emily has extensive experience working with children and their families in a professional setting. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in social work from Lindenwood University. She has several additional certifications in the Mental Health field and is a great resource for staff and families. Emily previously worked at the Goddard School while working toward her degree. She loved the opportunity to work directly with the children and to be an instrumental part of their learning. Her experience in the classroom provides her with a firsthand understanding of children and their needs. Emily was employed as a Supervisor at Saints Joachim and Ann Care Service before joining the Lullaby Inn team. She was responsible for supervising a team of social workers and overseeing their caseloads. Her experience in the field of mental health is a great resource for our families. Emily loves working at the Wentzville location and is enthusiastic about working with your child.

Beth Boedeker - Center Director (Saint Ann)

Beth Boedeker is the Center Director at Lullaby Inn in Saint Ann. Beth attended Ursuline Academy and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has extensive experience in management and worked as an ISL Director for Community Alternatives of Missouri. This position required her to oversee supported living programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. Beth was enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with children and she provides a positive learning environment for your child. Her extensive background in management combined with her expertise in childcare make her a perfect fit for Lullaby Inn. Beth is dedicated to her position and continues to focus on finding new ways to utilize her creativity to benefit the company.

Gabby Murphy - Assistant Director (Saint Ann)

Gabby Murphy is the Assistant Director at the Saint Ann location. She attended Florissant Valley Community College where she studied early childhood education. Gabby began working at Lullaby Inn when it first opened in April of 2015. She was quickly promoted to the Team Leader position and within one year she became the full time Assistant Director. Gabby's passion for the children and families runs parallel with the philosophy and mission at Lullaby Inn. She is dedicated to her position and strives to create a positive environment for the staff and children.

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