About the Teachers

My name is Andrea and I am the founder of Hands-On and the lead teacher. I began Hands-On as a way to provide fun, age-appropriate classes to the amazing community of Temecula. I have lived in Temecula for 5 years with my wonderful husband and children. Being a mom and wife is very important to me but I also really enjoy sharing my education, skills, and hands-on knowledge with others.

I believe Messy Play is a valuable class for both children and parents. I have loved being around children for as long as I can remember. As soon as I was old enough, I began babysitting and this started my career with children.

I earned a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies at The University of Rhode Island with the intention of becoming a social worker. During college, I worked at daycare centers and volunteered in various settings with children. After college, I decided I was more suited to volunteering in social services and chose to become a professional nanny. It began as a one year trial and became my calling.

I found dedicating my time to one family allowed me to nurture a few children and really make a difference in their lives. I became part of each and every one of their families. It also gave me opportunities to watch children grow, learn, and develop. This has given me a hands-on education that truly enhances my degree. I look forward to sharing fun times with you and your child.