Meet The Tree House Team!
Babies and toddlers ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to explore a world of discovery and wonder with the guidance of the nurturing and experienced Tree House Team!
Here your little one will explore art, gymnastics, music and movement. Caregivers will engage in the class and meet other parents and caregivers.
Our Tree House staff of early childhood instructors invests in each child and gets to know you and how you and your little ones learn best. Our team members discover and employ teaching strategies designed to maximize your experience! By doing this, we help you graduate through our programs as you become a part of our Tree House community.
Jill teaches classes at Wellesley Tree House and runs popular workshops and lectures on a variety of parenting topics. She has a graduate degree in Social Work and is a licensed social worker, developmental specialist, certified infant/toddler teacher as well as an avid writer and blogger. With nearly fifteen years of early childhood experience, Jill brings insight to LINX and offers her knowledge every day!
Carrie teaches young children at the Wellesley Tree House and has been teaching for over twelve years. During her time as a teacher, she discovered the magic of Family Music Makers. Within the FMM platform, Carrie incorporates her knowledge of theater and performance to create a unique musical experience for children of all ages. She has a Master's degree in Music and Musical Theater, and is dedicated to using her years of expertise to help make LINX as strong a community as ever.
Ingrid holds a Bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration with a minor in Art History from Stonehill College, and also has a Master's in Children and Family Studies from Wheelock College. She worked for seven years as a Child Life specialist in Boston's Children's Hospital and has taught art and music for over five years at ISIS Parenting. Ingrid is looking forward to extending her enthusiasm for helping children develop with the LINX community as an Early Childhood Specialist.
Valerie earned has worked in 'Mommy and Me' classes at the Wellesley Tree house, has taught at the Boston ballet and its Citydance program and recently directed the ballet division at the Tony Williams Dance Center in Jamaica Plain. With her vast experience in teaching theater and danc, She also helped create the Teambuilding Movement Workshop, a program conducted by dancers for both corporate and educational settings. Valerie also holds two college degrees, and given all accomplishments, somehow finds the time to dedicate her skills in theater and performance to LINX in the summers.
Nancy is a dedicated Early Childhood Specialist and graduated from Yale. In England, she trained and worked the National Childbirth Trust as a childbirth educator. She has taught pre and post-natal classes for ISIS parenting and has a CAPPA certification. A loving mother of two and an immensely experienced childbirth educator, Nancy brings indispensable experience to the LINX atmosphere.
Elizabeth teaches young children at the Wellesley Tree House, specializing in early childhood art programs. She has an extensive background in child development, and holds a B.A. in Psychology and Education from Clark University and a Master of Social Work from Boston University. Elizabeth is certified as a lead preschool teacher, and her work experience includes teaching preschool to two and three year olds as well as leading "mommy and me" developmental playgroups. Elizabeth also has over eight years of experience providing therapy to young children and their families and is looking forward to imparting her experiences to the campers at LINX.
Lisa is an integral figure in the LINX community; she is a Class Director that has worked with younger children and their caregivers in discussion groups for over twelve years. She has directed child development programs at Isis Parenting, worked as a Child Life Specialist at Boston Children's hospital, and graduated Weeklock College with a Bachelor's in Human Growth and Development. Lisa's knowledge and passion for child development is unparalleled and she brings this passion directly to the LINX campers every day.
Owner and Founder
Joe Kahn is the Founder and Owner of The LINX Enrichment Club for Kids. He is an MBA graduate of Harvard Business School and has his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y. Joe believes that he has found a way to bring together his passion for teaching and desire to help children expand their interests. Through LINX, Joe has created an innovative enrichment environment in which children explore and experience new things and learn along the way. He has proven that children learn and retain experiences most notably in a fun based environment, which is the hallmark of LINX.
Vice President/Executive Director of LINX and LX Summer CampsJosh serves as the Vice President of LINX and the Executive Director of LINX and LX Summer Camps. With over 20 years of experience managing and directing programs designed to help children thrive. His responsibilities include the day-to-day operations of a varied program that serves our community and families. Josh prides himself on his ability to assemble a team that puts children first. Josh’s staff training and character development programs have received national recognition. Josh holds a B.S. in Economics and Business.
Melissa Habersaat is the Vice President of Operations for LINX and skillfully handles many of the day-to-day operations. Melissa has her BS from Babson College in Business and Marketing. She has spent the past 7 years developing programs and systems to help staff and children succeed. Along with her unmatched attention to detail, Melissa has led the G.I.R.L. Power and Entrepreneurs Club, two classes that teach children how to become more confident leaders.