About British American Household Staffing
British American Household Staffing strives to match the household staffing, childcare or newborn care needs of our clients to appropriately experienced and qualified candidates. The aim, above all, is to ensure a placement that will endure.
British American Household Staffing was founded to provide household staffing solutions. We offer an efficient and discreet service by gaining a thorough understanding of client’s staffing or childcare needs and meeting those needs with rigorously interviewed and screened candidates. Our ambition is to facilitate placements that result in client contentment and candidates that can look forward to long-term job satisfaction. For peace of mind we are licensed as a recruiter by the DCA and are bonded.
President & Founder
Anita founded the company in 2012 after several years working for two brand name household recruiting firms in New York. Anita specializes in meeting clients and matching their needs to the firm’s pool of qualified candidates. Anita’s years of experience in the industry has sharpened her abilities in both recognizing talent, and understanding the subtle qualities needed in a candidate when making a specific match. Prior to working in the recruitment industry, Anita worked in Sephardic research at The Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Greenwich Village. Her experience in research has proved invaluable to her in the recruitment industry, helping her recruit and pinpoint high quality candidates.
Anita has a strong background in the arts and is a trained opera singer and harpist. She performed in Italy, Ireland, Greece and England before moving permanently to New York. Anita is a British citizen and holds a degree in Ethnomusicology from SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies) joint with King’s College London in Western Classical Composition.
Hope focuses on business development in particular household placements with an education component. She has over ten years of experience in the Education field, first as a Classroom Teacher, then as an Educational Researcher, and later as a School Administrator. Prior to joining the team, Hope worked for three years as a founding staff member of a NYC Charter School. She received her Masters Degree from Columbia University's Teachers College in 2009 and also has a second Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision from The City College of New York. Hope is a native of Chicago, Illinois.
Catherine comes to BAHS with a background in infrastructure, strategic planning, change management and HR.
Being British born and bred, she is stereotypically reticent to talk about career achievements, preferring instead to let the work speak for itself. Suffice to say, she is proud of her strengths, and acutely aware of her weaknesses. Primarily working in private consultancy, she has had highs working with the Mayor of London at the top of Tower Bridge, right through to the depths of the Victorian Bazalgette sewerage system. For more specifics, please get in touch via the main BAHS contact information.
Her personal achievements are something she is far more comfortable talking about. She is renowned for finding the best vin chaud in any European ski resort, had a double mastectomy and only cried once, maintains and writes a personal website, and once won the board game Risk without occupying Russia.
Blake worked for over twelve years in banking and asset management followed by more than ten years advising start-ups and small companies. Blake also serves as Executive Director of Special Spectators, a nonprofit organization creating VIP all-access game day experiences for seriously ill children and their families. Since 2002, Special Spectators has hosted more than 8,800 patients, parents and siblings at nearly 330 games. In his free time, Blake enjoys sailing, camping, skiing and a much too infrequent round of golf.
Director of Recruitment
Katie has a rich background in the luxury hospitality industry. Prior to joining the company, she served as Executive Housekeeping Manager at the Westin Times Square and the Mark Hotel in New York. During her tenure she played an integral role in structuring and managing quality client services, resulting in positive customer loyalty and brand reputation.
Katie is Director of Recruitment, serving as a generalist within the domestic staffing area. Katie works with all categories of household and corporate staff including housekeepers, nannies, baby nurses, butlers, personal assistants, chefs, chauffeurs, housemanagers and estate managers and corporate staff. Her business and operational experience with international clientele helps while sourcing executive staff for clients.
Alex graduated from The College of William & Mary with a degree in International Relations. She has a background in sales and hospitality as well as experience in operations and administrative work. Growing up in Tanzania and the Philippines in a family of educators and international development workers helps her understand people from all walks of life. Through her extensive travel around the world, she has become more adept at understanding her clients’ needs to help her excel in her role as recruiter. Alex works with housekeepers, nannies, baby nurses, butlers, personal assistants, chefs, chauffeurs, housemanagers and estate managers and corporate staff. She has a solid understanding of education and diverse cultural groups due to her background working and studying in Africa and Southeast Asia.
Weronika is a graduate of New York University’s College of Arts and Science, where she majored in Psychology while minoring in French, Computer Science, and Web Design. She began her career at BAHS in the Marketing and Advertising department before growing into the role of a recruiter.
Her background in design as well as her love for the arts have made her an expert in creating graphics representative of the traditional beauty and elegance of the BAHS brand. Additionally, her passion for psychology has been essential in helping build a strong candidate base, developing partnerships, and growing the BAHS online presence.
Marketing and Advertising Assistant
Caitlin studies Media and Film Production at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study while minoring in Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. During her time at NYU, she has had the opportunity to study under the top marketing and entertainment industry specialists. She now serves as an assistant in the BAHS Marketing and Advertising Department and is responsible for curating the company's social media presence. Her strong people skills and love of all forms of media play a crucial role in the development of the BAHS brand. Caitlin's background in film and visual culture studies has helped her understand the most effective ways to market British American Household Staffing and expand the brand's presence. She implores you to follow British American Household Staffing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Vine!
New York Gallery Manager/Director of Press and Media
Elizabeth Thompson is British American's New York Gallery Manager/ Director of Press and Media. A California native, Elizabeth grew up between New York City and Bermuda. She studied Art History and French Language at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. There, she wrote her thesis on Correggio's Loves of Jupiter series. After graduating, she joined a contemporary fine arts gallery in New York City, where she grew into the role of Director of Media & Operations. She gained invaluable experience working with press and museums to promote a roster of international artists. Elizabeth is passionate about building the careers of talented emerging artists.
Ashley Mundt, M.Ed., CCLS
Ashley is our child development expert and nanny specialist. She has a strong academic background and years of hands on experience working with children and families in private and group settings. She received both a B.A. in Sociology and Youth and Human Services from Pepperdine University and an M.Ed. in Applied Child Studies from Vanderbilt. Her training as a Certified Child Life Specialist enables her to support and guide children and families during medical interventions, chronic illness, and family/home crisis situations. Although she has worked in many different settings throughout her career (including homes, schools, camps, and hospitals), her passion, and bulk of experience, is working directly with families in private homes. Over the past 15 years, she has worked as a highly sought after nanny, childcare consultant, parent educator, and caregiver trainer. Ashley's background of extensive developmental education and hands on experience in luxury homes puts her in a unique position to understand the needs of families, caregivers, and (most importantly) children.
Martha graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in English Literature. She has continued to develop her education with courses in Marketing at Goldsmiths and Journalism with NUJ . Originally from Northern Ireland, she has worked in Switzerland, Australia and China before settling in London. She is a people person and problem solver and loves finding the perfect candidate for clients and finding candidates their perfect jobs.
Outside of her BAHS work Martha loves running and competes in marathon and ultra marathon races for her club. She also writes a yoga and fitness journal for Ginger Orange for which she interviews inspirational women in the fitness industry.
Marketing and Talent Acquisition Specialist
Manda received her B.F.A. in Graphic Design from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2012. Since then she has worked in various marketing departments to develop creative ways to communicate and help others; she specializes in non-profit and altruistic endeavors.
She relocated to Los Angeles in 2015 to pursue more diverse opportunities and grow as a professional. Manda helps with West Coast marketing and talent acquisition in and around Los Angeles. She also continues to work as an independent artist and designer.
Recruiter and Marketing Coordinator
Patricia graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Psychology and is currently earning a Masters degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial/Organizational Psych at New York University. Her background in hospitality and sales, paired with her education in Psychology, equips her with the adept ability to not only understand, but care for both client and candidate needs. With BAHS, Patricia holds a double role in marketing and recruiting, developing innovative outreach strategies to successfully expand our client base and candidate pool with the highest quality members, while working closely with clients and candidates to anticapte needs and ensure all expectations are met.
Chandler studies Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She specializes in digital marketing, advertising, and brand development in the luxury market. Prior to joining the team, Chandler worked for a prestigious Manhattan-based event planner, where she assisted in the planning of upscale weddings in the New York Metropolitan area. Her professional, academic, and personal endeavors have all helped to shape and refine her understanding of luxury marketing and brand strategy.
Florida Recruiter and Assistant Director of the Yachting Division
After working as a Museum Curator, Anita decided to use her researching, creative writing and communicative talents within an environment where she feels that she can help people daily.
Anita has an extensive background in Ancient History, Dance, and Culture; having studied an MA in Archaeology at University College London and having performed throughout England as part of a dance group conveying the traditional ‘Sega’ of the Indian Ocean. Born in the UK with a Seychellois and Haitian background; she has written and appeared in articles currently displayed in the Seychelles National Archives and has traveled the globe whilst building a rapport stemming from her ability to adapt to multiple environments and communicate with a range of individual personalities. She also speaks the Creole of the Seychelles fluently and can converse in Egyptian Arabic.
Anita feels privileged to be a part of the BAHS team and loves working to give clients the exceptional service they deserve and helping candidates to succeed.
Zach has been active for over a decade in multiple facets of the entertainment industry, including talent representation, casting, development, and production. Projects he's worked on range from Oscar-winning features to low-budget web series. He studied film at FAMU International in Prague, and graduated from American University with a degree in Visual Media.
The BAHS Difference
We make the placement process as efficient as possible for clients and candidates. The aim is to achieve a result that leaves the client content and candidate happy and satisfied in their new role. To achieve this, we invest time in really understanding a client’s needs and a candidate’s experience and career aspirations. This is supplemented by rigorous background checking of candidates prior to either job trials or a full placement commencing.
We have the expertise and facilities to offer training and workshops ranging from training courses geared to specific roles (i.e. Nanny) to workshops for clients on managing household staff.