This amazing team leads trainings and workshops for parenting educators and other professionals
Amanda Hill, M.Ed (she/her)
Amanda is Parenting Now's Director of Training. She has a passion for working with educators, parents, and families. She also teaches child development courses within the community college and university settings. Prior to teaching at the college level, she taught typically-developing preschoolers, as well as those with special needs. Amanda has two young children. When she's not in the office, she enjoys spending time outside with her family.
Emma Angeletti, BS (she/her)
Emma joined Parenting Now in 2021. She is an alumnus of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s degree in family and human services. Emma currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and is pursuing a Master’s degree in social work at Boston University. She studies reproductive rights, perinatal health and wellness, and parenting support services. Emma believes that healthy communities are built by supporting and nurturing healthy families and is dedicated to supporting the well-being of parents, children, and families. Outside of work and school, Emma is also a mother and enjoys exploring art and nature.
Claire Davis, MS (she/her)
Claire Davis has worked as a passionate advocate to support Oregon families for more than 30 years. In addition to supervising a team of Healthy Families Program Family Support Specialists at Parenting Now, she facilitates state-wide training for new Home Visitors, Supervisors and Program Managers in Oregon. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education. Claire is a Roots of Empathy Instructor for first graders in Florence, where she lives.
Michael Finlay, BS (he/him)
Michael is a parenting educator, coach, and advocate for fatherhood. He runs This is Fatherhood, LLC and This is Fatherhood Blog in addition to his work with Parenting Now and Boot Camp for New Dads. Michael is committed to building a community of fathers and parents that are fully engaged with their children and families. He is a father of an amazing son and daughter and is happily married to his high school sweetheart. Michael is excited about sharing the highs and lows of parenting with others so that he can also be the best dad for his kids. He is also a kid trapped in an adult body and loves playing Lego, Pokemon, and with other toys with or without his kids. He received a B.S. in Social Science from Western Oregon University, 2009.
Megan Murphy, MS
Megan Murphy has enjoyed working with children throughout her life. She first worked in early childhood education over eight years ago as a substitute teacher and has since held multiple positions in the field, most recently being a lead Preschool/Pre-K teacher. Her experience in the classroom, as well as her undergraduate degree in Psychology, inspired her to pursue further education in Child Development and to learn how events in these early years can impact an individual. After receiving her Master of Science in Child Development at University of La Verne, she began working in the field of higher education as an Adjunct Professor.
Meredith Tufts, M.Ed
Meredith is Parenting Educator and Trainer who has been with Parenting Now since 2017. Meredith holds a Masters in Education with a focus on Early Childhood and a Montessori teaching diploma. She has worked as a preschool teacher, administrator, and as an Oregon Registry Master Trainer. She loves working with families and educators, and getting outdoors with her family and friends in all kinds of weather.