NEST is the brainchild of six close friends who grew up together in the suburbs of Philadelphia! Joining the growing influx of young professionals moving into Center City, the idea for Nest hatched once life with kids in tow added new perspective to city living. Finding themselves dragging weary kids all over the city through a decentralized maze of birthday parties, playdates, and music classes, the group decided that they needed one destination where parents and kids can do it all, and NEST was born.  


Grace Farrell
Guest Services Manager

Originally from Phoenixville and a Philly resident since 2019, Grace is a graduate of Millersville University with a degree in English, as well as The Institute of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. As a former professional nanny with years of experience working with families in the greater Philadelphia region, she knows first hand the daily joys and unique challenges of both parents and caregivers as they work together to raise their little ones. She is thrilled to be part of the Nest team to foster a sense of community, connection, and fun for families in Philadelphia!

Ava Kepple
Party and Events Manager

Ava is a graduate of University of the Arts with BFA in Directing, Playwriting, and Production. Growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, she took dance and acting classes at The Dance Company for the Performing Arts, starting at the age of three. This is where she developed a passion for the arts and helped taught preschool classes during high school. She also assisted in other classes as needed and helped with the younger children's productions. Without the help and encouragement of her teachers, she would not have found a love for dance, movement, directing, and theater. She is delighted to teach at Nest to open a door to the arts like her teachers did for her. 


Genevieve Marie Chambers 
Lead Music Teachers

Genevieve has a degree in early childhood education and a big heart for young children! By trade, she is a musician, an artist, and a Holistic Nutritionist. Her favorite thing about bringing music into Nest is that it is a universal language that every one can understand and love, children and guardians alike! She loves that being at Nest gives her the unique ability to combine all of her passions to give back to the families at Nest. As a parent she has seen first hand the magic that Nest brings to small children and is so grateful to be a part of that experience!

Liz Morello
Hatchlings & Second Time Around Facilitator 

Liz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked as a therapist for the past ten years. She has training in birth education and mindfulness & meditation. She’s also a mom of 3(!), lives in Center City and knows the challenges and joys of raising city kids. She took the Hatchlings class when her first was born and it was a life saver and helped me build my village. Her kids have been coming to Nest ever since!  She’s been grateful to have been a facilitator at Nest for the past few years and loves being able to support parents and families on this parenthood adventure. 

Chelsea Gault
Programming Manager and Lead Playschool Director

Born and raised in Philly, Chelsea Gault has been working in children's education for over 7 years, entertaining learners of all ages through musical tomfoolery and storytelling. With a Bachelor's in Vocal Performance and Master's in Music Education from University of the Arts, Miss Chelsea brings the fun and a passion for teaching to all her classes!

Jeremy Adam
Lead Music Teacher

Jeremy Adam is an experienced solo artist, band leader, recoding artist and producer! While in Philly, he has immersed himself in the local music and theatre scene. Originally from New Jersey, Jeremy moved to Philadelphia in 2011 to pursue his degree in theatre from Temple University, which he received in 2015. He is thrilled to bring his love of music to both children and parents alike at NEST!

Lauren Glass
Enrichment Teacher and Speech Pathologist

Lauren Glass is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, who is experienced in working with children of all ages and abilities. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Communication Sciences and Disorders from the The Pennsylvania State University, and received her Master's degree in Speech Language pathology from West Chester University. 
Lauren has spent her career working in early intervention and private practice. She specializes in pediatric language development, autism, speech sound disorders, and feeding. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in play and authentic connection. She is passionate and utilizing neurodiversity affirming and family-centered care, assuring that each child feels comfortable expressing their authentic selves.