Meet Our Staff


Susan Elandt


Susan has been in the field of education for 18 years, and the child care field for 10. She has a Master's Degree in Religious Education, a certificate in Early Childhood education, and her registry credential in Early Childhood Administration. It's been her dream to own her own child care center and she is loving every moment. She wants to provide quality, affordable education and care to area families. Susan is a level 16 on the Wisconsin Early Childhood Registry.

Aimee Rozek

The Beach Teacher
Assistant Director

Aimee has been in the child care field for over 20 years and has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with My First Adventure since we opened. She has worked with all ages in the center, but right now she is guiding our older ones and young twos. She is a potty training expert and her active, hands on style is loved by the kiddos.  Aimee is a level 12 on the Wisconsin Early Childhood Registry.

Emily Bauer

Construction Site Teacher

Emily has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for four years and has her Associate Degree from Fox Valley Technical College. Emily is putting her education, talents and experience to work in My First Adventure's new Preschool Room on the lower level. Her endless ideas and enthusiasm make her classroom a fun and exciting place for the kiddos. Emily is a level 12 on the Wisconsin Early Childhood Registry.

Becky Rohrer

Outer Space Teacher

Ms. Becky has 28 years of teaching experience in first grade classrooms and childcare classrooms and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Becky's wisdom and gentle joy are a wonderful asset to My First Adventure and her preschool classroom is a busy place full of exploring children. Ms Becky is a level 14 on the Wisconsin Early Childhood Registry.

Brennya Lunde

The Beach Assistant Teacher

Brennya's experience with child care began with her mom's in-home center and she learned quickly that she loved working with little kiddos. Brennya's desire to learn, sweet disposition and endless energy partner well with Aimee's gifts to create an amazing Beach Team. Brennya has completed all of her required Child Care Teacher Courses and has Teacher Status. She is a Level 4 on The Wisconsin Early Childhood Registry.

Lydia Davis

The Zoo Teacher

Lydia has logged many hours as a volunteer with Head Start and the Great Start Parent Coalition. Now she brings that experience to My First Adventure. You'll find her working with our young ones, where her kindness, sense of humor and love of play has won the children over. Lydia has completed all of her state required courses to be a Teacher and is attending NWTC to pursue her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Lydia is a Level 7 on the Wisconsin Early Childhood Registry.

Anna Strombach

The Zoo Assistant Teacher

Ms. Anna is entering the field of Early Childhood Education, bringing her experience as a CNA and a mother of two. Anna is always cheerful and ready to play which make her a perfect partner for Lydia in The Zoo. She has started working on her Assistant Teacher course, Introduction to the Child Care Profession.

Anna Ruelle

Teddy Bear Park Teacher

Anna has 6 years of experience in the Early Childhood field and has been with My First Adventure since we opened. She is gentle, nurturing and understands the ever changing world of infants. Her easy manner and calm approach makes her an amazing teacher for our littlest adventurers. Anna is a level 9 and has her Infant and Toddler Credential from the Wisconsin Early Childhood Registry

Ashley Rodgers

Teddy Bear Park
Assistant Teacher

Ashley is a mother of four so she came to My First Adventure with the skills needed to be an amazing Infant Teacher. She nurtures, plays and cares for our littlest learners with ease and her gifts and Anna's make for a great team. Ashely has finished her Assistant Teacher Course Introduction to Early Childhood Education as well as The Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care. She is currently working on her 3rd course so she can earn Teacher Status.

Sarah Heider

Floating Teacher

Sarah has four years of experience in Early Childhood Education and has completed all of her state required teaching courses including Infant and Toddler Care. You'll find Sarah's smiling face all over the center as she works in all rooms as needed. Her flexibility is appreciated and the children all know her well. Sarah is a level 5 on the Wisconsin  Early Childhood Registry.

Roger Elandt

Co-Owner/Building and Grounds

Roger is co-owner and Mr. Fix-it at My First Adventure. The kids love to see his truck pull up and they are always fascinated with whatever project he is working on. The kids call him, "Mr. Roger" and whenever something breaks or is damaged, they know who will fix it up.

To find out more about our programs, or to speak with the staff, please be in touch!


303 S Western Ave
Waupaca, Waupaca County 54981

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