Meet our new Counselors!

The Palo Alto and Oakland offices of Town + Country are happy to introduce two new faces on our Nanny and Housekeeper teams. Monique and Emily are both fantastic additions to our committed teams and we can’t wait for you to meet them!

Monique Gutierrez

Monique-WebGet to know Monique:
Monique was born and raised in the Bay Area as the eldest of three in a large, close knit family. Growing up, she helped care for her siblings and as a result she is incredibly passionate for the well being of youth and children. Monique earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington and nannied for families in Washington and California throughout college and for a year afterwards. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors on adventures with her family and her significant other. Monique is incredibly excited to be part of the Town + Country team placing passionate candidates in loving homes.

Monique has joined the Peninsula Nanny team as a Recruiting Counselor.

How would your friends describe you?
“My friends would describe me as fun-loving, kind and open to new adventure. They will tell you that I have many hobbies in many different categories. I enjoy the outdoors and getting dirty, I enjoy watching football and yelling at the top of my lungs. Yet, I have no problem settling down with a book and a cup of coffee snuggled up indoors for hours on end. My friends might also describe me as someone who cannot sit still for too long or feel comfortable sitting inside without becoming antsy and anxious. Unless, of course, coffee and books are involved.”

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
“It’s a toss up between the ’20s and ’70s. I absolutely love the culture of these two decades. I feel as though these time periods produced unique styles and great music that cannot be duplicated just right in our modern times.”

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
“When I was a child I wanted to be a teacher, which comes from my longing to continually grow and learn individually, as well as with others.”

Emily Bennetch

IMG_1834Get to know Emily:
Emily was born in Seattle and raised in Broomfield, Colorado. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Individual and Family Development from Seattle Pacific University. Emily has over ten years of experience caring for children and elderly in their homes. She finds great purpose in partnering with families to help fill their needs at any stage and is thrilled to be part of the Town + Country Resources Housekeeper team.  Emily lives in Stanford with her husband. She enjoys traveling, making jewelry, cooking and getting over to the ocean as often as possible.

Emily has joined the Housekeeper team as a Recruiting Counselor.

If you could be a fictional character, who would it be?
“I would want to be The Little Mermaid. I always wanted to be her when I was a little girl. I would love to live under the sea and I also remember loving the dresses she wore when she was a human.”

If you could paint a picture of any scenery you’ve personally seen what would it be?
“Being a visual person there are so many sights captured in my mind. Some of my favorites are the golden light falling over the tops of the roofs and domes of Florence, the backdrop of the Pitons over the still water in St. Lucia, the silhouette of an acacia tree in an African sunset and the vibrant colors in a farmer’s market in Sicily.”

What is your greatest accomplishment?
“My greatest accomplishment is being the first woman in my maternal line to graduate from college.”