Candice joined the Two Rivers YMCA in 2008. She began her career with the YMCA as a summer camp counselor then transitioned into a Before and After school site assistant after graduating college. Candice earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Trinity International University, Deerfield IL, and working toward an Associates in Early Childhood Education with a tentative completion in 2020. Candice enjoys making personal connections with parents and the children in the preschool program as she strongly believes that a school family is an extension of a biological family. She believes children learn best through hands-on experiences and scaffolding from a nurturing, engaged adult. When Candice is not at they YMCA, you're more than likely to find her at her sewing machine creating clothing for her daughter or lost in a book.