Our Staff

Our staff


Rosie Messerly


Education: AS Degree in Human Services, AA Degree in Early Childhood, NAC (National Administrative Credential), CDA
Family: Two daughters - Jesslyn and Keyara, and soon to be son in law - Connor Shannon
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time and doing activities with my family, reading, organizing and spending time with my friends.
Staff Member Since: April 1997
Why I work at Riverview: I enjoy working at Riverview because I enjoy watching the children grow and learn. I also enjoy the partnerships we have the the parents and families. To me working here is like being a part of one very big family!


Kristy Stetz

Assistant Director

Education: Graduated from WCHS. NSO. Several Childcare courses. CDA.
Family: Two sons Davin and Daytin Keller
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my sons, outdoors, photography, music, scrapbooking, and shopping!
Staff Member Since: September 2003
Why I work at Riverview: I enjoy the children and watching them learn and grow. I also enjoy building friendships with parents.


Chasity Plain

Curious Cuddlers Teacher

Education: Graduated from Webster City High School.
Family: Husband-Jerred, Two boys-Braylon and Braxton.
Hobbies: Playing with my kids, going on walks, cooking and baking.
Staff Member Since: November 2012
Why I work at Riverview: I love watching and helping the children progress through the years.



Bright Beginners Associate

Education: Graduated High School
Family:Two children, Trevor and Kelsie
Hobbies:Reading, long walks, music & movies
Staff Member Since: June 2015
Why I work at Riverview:I have always wanted to work with children. Riverview has great staff and the children seem to love it here. I look forward to watching and nurturing them as they grow.



Rainbow Bunch Teacher

Education: Graduate of WCHS. AA Degree from ICCC. Numerous childcare classes. Preschool CDA.
Family: Husband: Justyn, Daughter: Jazmyne Kae, Son: Shayne, Identical Sister: Stacy, Brother: Justin. Dog: Max, Cat: Zeener
Hobbies: Crafts, movies, working with children, drawing, computers, board games, cards, being with my family and friends, and shopping.
Staff Member Since: October 2004
Why I work at Riverview: I love working with kids and doing crafts with them. I have learned a lot working here and love every minute of it! They all make me smile when I am having a bad day.


2 year old teacher

Education: :Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in elementary education
Family: Mom( Rosie) Sister (Keyara) Boyfriend (Connor) and 3 dogs (Autumn, Tucker, & Belle)
Hobbies:spending time with family, interior decorating and playing with my dogs
Staff Member Since: August 2017



School Age Teacher

Education: High School Graduate
Family: Ian, Liam, Jacob, Kacey, Oliver, Ty & Aurora
Hobbies:Crafts, sewing, scrapbooking
Staff Member Since: October 2017
Why I work at Riverview: All the kids



4 yr Old Teacher & Preschool Associate

Education: : I graduated from WCHS in 2002, received my preschool CDA as well as my infant/toddler CDA.
Family: Daughter-Makylee Ann, Mom -Melody, Dad-Randy, Twin sister-Amanda, Brother-Justin, 3 nieces, 2 nephews
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends and family, shopping, watching kids, playing games, playing on the computer, watching moves, making crafts & tulle wreaths, and being a mommy.
Staff Member Since: September 2001
Why I work at Riverview: : I love working with children, doing crafts and teaching them things that they will use in everyday life. I love my job.



Rainbow Bunch Associate

Education: Northeast Hamilton High School Diploma, One year Iowa Central Community College, preschool CDA, many early childhood classes, and 20+ years in childcare.
Family: Married with 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Hobbies: Walking, biking, hand bells, and grandkids.
Staff Member Since: August 2014
Why I work at Riverview: I love working with children and seeing them learn and grow.



Head Cook

Education: High School Graduate
Family: Husband: Michael Children: Cody, Cole, Craig, Tristyn & Johnny
Hobbies:spending time with family
Staff Member Since: October 2018
Why I work at Riverview: The staff and children are great!


recently Retired

Education: : HS diploma, computer courses & medical terminology.
Family: Husband – Michael, Daughter – Emily Stockdale (Husband Troy), Grandchildren – Ava & Talon
Hobbies: Time with family – boating, fishing, shooting & any time with grandchildren
Staff Member Since: February 2019
Why I work at Riverview: : I love the children!


Susie Holdgrafer


Family: 4 boys (3 adults and 1 age 15)
Hobbies: Coloring and being with family
Staff Member Since: September 2022
Why I work at Riverview:I love being with the kids.


keyara tigner


Family: Rosie, Jesslyn & Joe
Hobbies: Dancing and cheer
Staff Member Since: December 2021
Why I work at Riverview: I like the people and children.


Jordyn Thome

infant room associate

Education:Webster City High School.
Family: Mom, Stepdad, 4 sisters, 3 brothers & 2 dogs
Hobbies:Reading & cooking
Staff Member Since: February 2022
Why I work at Riverview:I like to play with the children.


Jacob Jones


Education:High School
Family: Magan Coons & Helen Coons
Hobbies: I like going on walks & hanging out with friends
Staff Member Since: May 2022
Why I work at Riverview: I enjoy working with children.


Julie Irvin

4 year old preschool teacher

Education:Elementary Education Degree with Early Childhood endorsement, Masters in Early Childhood & SPED endorsement
Family: Husband-Ryan, Step children-Cami (17), Anna (13) & Jaxin (10)
Hobbies: Living the lake life on our pontoon, camping & playing with our dog Otis
Staff Member Since: August 2022
Why I work at Riverview: Seeing their faces light up when they learn new things.


Jazmyne Harris


Education:South Hamilton High School
Family: Amanda-Mom, Justyn-Dad, Shayne-brother, Mazy & Max (dogs) & Zeener (cat)
Hobbies: Art & music
Staff Member Since: July 2022
Why I work at Riverview: I like working with children.


Alexis Worden

infant room Associate

Education: High School graduate.
Family:Husband Cory, Hilary, Gannon, Urban, William. Dogs Tugger & Maggie. Cats Polly & Stella
Hobbies:Reading, puzzles, disney, Harry Potter & being with family
Staff Member Since: Previously 3 years (2016-2019) started back in February 2023
Why I work at Riverview:I love working with kids, helping them learn and watching them grow into individuals is so rewarding.


Sondra Cox

Infant room teacher

Education:Decorah High School
Family: Husband Jacob, Remy & Walker
Hobbies: Being outside, playing games & staying home
Staff Member Since: November 2022
Why I work at Riverview: I enjoy working with all the different age groups of kids.


Erin Bailey

Infant room associate

Education:Studying Elementary Ed and ISU
Family: Parents Scott & Jessie, sister Claire
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends & family, traveling
Staff Member Since: January 2021
Why I work at Riverview: I like getting to know the kids and playing with them.


Claire Bailey


Education:Senior at Webster City High School
Family: Mom Jessie, Dad Scott, sister Erin
Hobbies:Golfing, makig bracelets & blankets
Staff Member Since: September 2023
Why I work at Riverview:I love to know that I am making a difference in children's lives. I love to watch them learn and grow.


Emelyn O'Hearn

infant room associate

Education:Some college
Family:I have 3 siblings and a daughter
Hobbies: Walking my dog, reading & cleaning
Staff Member Since: (2017-2018) October 2022
Why I work at Riverview: I love my coworkers and seeing the kids happy.

Ashley Peterson


Family: Mom, Dad, and 2 siblings
Hobbies: Showing and working with livestock
Staff Member Since: November 2022
Why I work at Riverview:I like working with kids.

Lacey Heaton

Lacey Heaton


Family: Husband-Jesse, Kids-Harlene, Marlee, Charlotte, and Lennox
Hobbies: Spending time with my family
Staff Member Since: May 2024
Why I work at Riverview:I love getting to see my kids in passing &helping kids grow and learn has always been a passion of mine.

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