VIP Senior Placement Specialist
Born and raised in Massachusetts, April moved to Los Angeles early in her life where she resided for 10 years. From Los Angeles, she made her final move to Wellington, FL. With over 25 years of experience placing household staff for high profile, high net worth clients all over the country, she is considered the most highly regarded placement agent in the industry. April specializes in New Born Care Specialists placements all across the USA. In her spare time, she works as an expert witness in the household staffing industry. Genuinely philanthropic, April’s favorite charities and causes are Boys & Girls Club, USA Polo Association, Feeding the Hungry, Community Partners of South Florida, Polo4life, Brooke USA, Equine Charities, Equus, Big Dog Ranch, and supporting the education and awareness for human traffic victims. She and her husband, Mark, have three beautiful children Jordan, Joelle, and Lily, and have called Wellington their home for seventeen years now.
VIP Senior Placement Specialist
Ilyse is originally from the North Shore of Massachusetts. Highly educated in psychology, early childhood education, and school counseling, she began her career as a guidance counselor in Manchester by the Sea, MA. After seven years, Ilyse went on to become a celebrity personal assistant for a variety of well-known names including Salma Hayek, Elisabeth Shue, and Rosario Dawson. With a passion for connecting people, Ilyse has been working for the agency for over 12 years. She specializes in High Net worth, High profile client requests such as; Chief of staff, Estate Managers, Private Chefs and Executive and PA roles placements in New York, The Hamptons, Los Angeles, and all over South Florida. Give Ilyse the job and she’ll get it done! Ilyse currently resides in South Florida with her beautiful six-year-old daughter.
Born and raised in Australia, Claire worked in the hospitality and service industry as a luxury and high-end travel curator for ten years and volunteered as an EMT. She relocated to Florida and began her career in the household staffing industry in which she thoroughly enjoys getting to know the candidates and clients and finding the perfect fit for each family. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, netball and is a keen show jumper. Claire has been in the industry for over two years and currently resides in Florida with her husband Jeff, baby girl, Prue, and their dog, Tampa. Claire’s main focus is nanny placements. She specializes in full charge career nannies, ROTA nannies, travel nannies, and high profile client requests across the USA. Claire has an incredible knack for finding “super nannies!” We call her the “nanny whisperer!”
Jodi was born and raised in Connecticut where she worked as an administrative assistant. Afterward, she found her passion in the household staffing industry and has been our candidate coordinator, reference checker, and a part-time placement specialist since 2011. In her free time, Jodi enjoys spending time with family, nature walks, biking, boating, fishing, and camping. For many years she has supported highly regarded causes such as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Charity, St. Jude, and her local church. Jodi currently resides with her husband, Scott, and two daughters.
Heather was born and raised in Florida. She began her career working in the UHNW household industry as a house manager and personal assistant. With her experience providing her with a seamless transition into household staffing, she was welcomed to The Wellington Agency in 2021. Heather’s speciality in household staffing are executive housekeepers, housemen, domestic couples, and other staffing needs for professional, high profile and high net worth families across New York, The Hamptons, South Florida and Texas. Heather has a proven track record of making a perfect match between candidates and families with all of her placements ending happily ever after. While she truly loves what she does, her other full-time job is caring for her three teenagers (16, 14, and 14), in which she is very active in extracurricular activities and currently serves on the board of her daughter’s high school marching band as a fundraising coordinator. Outside of work and family, she loves to be with her significant other by traveling, trying new things, eating, being crafty with mosaics, and listening to music.
Kara was born and raised in Wellington, FL. She attended Florida State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in hospitality management with a focus in public relations and marketing. She is highly passionate about the cause, Girls on the Run, which helps support girl empowerment. Kara is recently married and a fur mom to a rambunctious golden doodle, Maggie. Kara started out at The Wellington Agency as an Office Assistant back in 2020 and immediately outgrew the position. Now she is the agency’s full-time (backbone) Office Manager. She handles all office, business, and client operations, support for our placement specialists and she is our part-time placements specialist.
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