Tiny Green Trees
Ms. Kelly Aubin Belot and her husband Jeremy Belot own and created Tiny Green Trees for their children. They have three boys and have lived in both of the Tiny Green Trees neighborhoods. Kelly has her Bachelor’s degree in Art Education, a Master’s degree in Studio Art and a second Master’s degree in Education. She taught in the public school system for 16 years as a high school educator and as an adjunct instructor at Alverno College for 2 years. She has studied many different educational philosophies and has an appreciation for a healthy and environmentally conscious lifestyle. She considers herself a lifetime learner, and artist and activist as well as an environmental enthusiast.
Story Hill Location
Ms Kaisee has been the co-director of Tiny Green Trees since July 2019 after working as a Lead Teacher in Suite Pea (preschool classroom). She has been in early childhood education since 2015. Miss Kaisee received her Masters degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Learning and Development from UW-Milwaukee. She has fallen in love with nature-based education and frequently attends continuing education opportunities related to this field. Miss Kaisee’s favorite activity to lead with the children is tree climbing. She enjoys watching the children explore their limits and boundaries, while listening to the expectations set by the lead teacher. In her free time, Miss Kaisee enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, rock climbing, photography, and traveling to new places.
Silver City Location
Ms.Victoria has worked in Early Childhood Education since 2013 working a variety of different roles at different centers throughout Milwaukee. She received her Bachelor’s degree in May 2021 in Early Childhood Education and minor in French. As well, she holds her Wisconsin teaching license and is licensed to teach Pre-K to 3rd grade students. Victoria’s passion for Early Child Education stems from her wonderful experience at an art based elementary school in Milwaukee. She is passionate about having children participate in project based learning and hands-on curriculum. One of her favorite activities to lead with the students is setting up the garden every Spring. Victoria appreciates how the garden enhances our outdoor classrooms and teaches students the wonder of how things are able to grow from a seed. Ms.Victoria enjoys creating tea blends from her garden, doing yoga, and traveling.
Story Hill Location
Miss Chrissy grew up in Nuremberg, Germany where she attended college and obtained a degree in Nursing. In her nursing career she focused on face and ear acupuncture and healing the human soul in nature. She immigrated to the United States in 2014 and has been working as an early childhood educator since 2017. Previously she taught advanced German at the German Language School of Milwaukee (Deutsche Schule). She says, “You had a good day when you came home with muddy clothes, if your clothes weren’t dirty you didn’t play hard enough. Here in the US, we need to bring our children back outside and raise them to be strong and healthy.” In her free time Miss Chrissy enjoys being outside, reading books about Rudolf Steiner and she likes to upcycle old wool sweater into children’s clothes for her daughter Iris.
Sam Alioto graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018 with a degree in Geography. Since graduating, he has worked to combine his love of the environment and gardening with his passions for cooking and healthy eating. Sam began working in kitchens in middle school at Sciortino’s Bakery on Milwaukee’s Lower East Side and has worked as a cook/chef in numerous restaurants around Wisconsin. He most recently worked at the Milwaukee Public Library as the Community Kitchen Coordinator where he taught culinary classes, brought in local chefs for hands-on demos, and explored the world of sustainable, fresh, and healthy eating. Sam’s mission is to provide as many people access to locally grown food and the knowledge to cook sustainably at home. In his free time, Sam loves to go for long walks, forage, garden, and cook exquisite meals for his loved ones.
Christine Rollins has been our bookkeeper/payroll specialist for three years. She owns her own business in the Lake Country area where she provides bookkeeping and payroll services to small business owners. She is also a wedding officiant in the state of Wisconsin and has officiated several wedding ceremonies in the past year. Christine is also passionate about the nature based childcare we offer, as she was most recently a Director of Religious Education for Children at a Unitarian Universalist Church which used the Spirit Play (Montessori inspired) curriculum. Christine lives in Oconomowoc with her teen daughter. They enjoy biking, gardening, reading, cooking, traveling, and their two cats.
Christine works remotely so please feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding your monthly invoices.