Meet the Team
Dedicated & Certified
Hello! My name is Nicole Ceaser and I am just so excited and passionate about the work I do! I am the owner and director and started this business about 14 years ago out of my home. I have 25 years experience with children from in-home childcare to center work to nanny work. I have also been part of CASA for Multnomah and Washington Counties. I am the mother of 3 beautiful children that are 13,11 and 9 years old. I also come from a large family with 5 siblings and grew up the eldest daughter and the "second mom" in the household. I just love being a part of making a small difference in the life of a child! In my spare time I spend it pretty much all with my family! I am known to be swimming at the local community center, playing at the coast with my kids or just outdoors enjoying life. Thank you for letting me share a small part of who I am with you!
Director of Operations
My name is Corey Lockhart and I am passionate about children's future! I have been mentoring children for over 10 years now. I have spent the past 8 years coaching basketball for kids of all ages. I got into the childcare business about 3 years ago. I have an 11 year old son that I enjoy watching play sports. I love spending as much time as I can with him. I was raised in Jackson Mississippi and I come from a large family. I go home as often as I can. I like to not take things too seriously and am kind of a comedian at times! I love to spend my free time with friends,cooking and coaching.
Hello! My name is Brittanie and I am a teacher in the infant room. I have many years of experience working with children from all ages and have three children of my own. My favorite part of working with children is watching them grow and learning new things about them everyday. In my free time I enjoy taking my kids to the park and going on outdoor adventures or cuddling up on the couch and watching our favorite movies. When I'm not with my children you can find me either paddleboarding on a lake or hiking somewhere here in the local area.
Hi my name is Jamie, I have been working for Nicole for about 7 years now. I absolutely love working with children and laughing and growing with them everyday. Not only am I able to teach them , they can also teach us as well. In my spare time , I love to spend time with my 2 boys. I take them on many adventures, like camping , the beach , water parks , trips to other states. I also like to bake , and decorate cakes , in my spare time . I am very crafty.
Hello I am Frances. I have always been involved with education. I have taught across the spectrum. Fifteen years ago I found babies. I take care of them and in return they fulfill me. I am a mother and a grandmother. In my free time I enjoy sewing, gardening and painting.
Hello!! My name is Tiana, I am a Wobbler teacher here at Seeds to proceed. What I love about working here is seeing all the different personalities of the kids that walk into the classroom every day. It’s always been fun and rewarding watching them grow to be independent. I’m an aunt to 4 nephews and 4 nieces who brings me joy every time they’re around. In my spare time I enjoy hanging with family, Doing crafty projects or going out on adventures. I’m very excited to be your kids teacher here at Seeds!
My name is Kim and I love working with children because watching them grow and learn new things brings me joy. Children’s imaginations is so interesting to see, it makes me want to bring it to reality. On my free time I like to find new things to venture out to.
I love to go kayaking and paddle boarding. I also love spending time with my puppy Armani, he’s a bundle of fun!
Hello, my name is Trista, I have been around children my whole life. As I have 4 of my own. I became a teacher to experience all the excitement the kids get when they learn something new. Or learning all their unique personalities and watching them explore the world. In my spare time I enjoy venturing outdoors and taking road trips.
It brings me such joy working with children. Each child is so unique in their own way & being able to witness each child’s growth, and development is amazing. Working with children is such a meaningful, rewarding job and being able to build connections not only with the kids but with their parents is wonderful. During my free time I love to travel, spend quality time with my little family, and enjoying a day out with friends in the community.
Hello my name is Elvia Martinez and I have 4 wonderful kids and they are 18 ,15,11,and 3 years old. I love my kids very much. I love making new memories together! We love to explore new things and make new friends. We love to spend time together, especially playing basketball. I’ve been working with kids since 2018. I worked at my child's school for their after school program. At the school, the kids loved me very much. Sometimes they would call me mom and they always greeted me with such joy when they saw me. I always have a smile on my face no matter what because I always tell myself that there are no bad days and always stay positive and happy. Now I work here at Seeds To Proceed! I Love this job very much but most of all I love the kids here. I'm always happy to see them and they are also happy to see me as well. I get along very well with kids and the job is very rewarding.
Hi I’m Mariah, I’m 30 years young with 4 children. Two girls and two boys ages ranging from 14-2 years old. In my free time (very rare lol) I enjoy camping with my kiddos or just being lazy at home. Really anything that involves my kids makes me happy. I enjoy working with children because they keep me on my toes reminding me how amazing and exciting the world can be! Every child is different, and what I love is that I get to help each child discover their talents/strengths and nurture those traits through my educational approach.