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Meet the Team at Apple Blossom Day Homes

Get yourself acquainted with our team to know us better:


Lisa Nickel

Founded Apple Blossom in 1986.

Created and maintained a family atmosphere.

Participated in various pilot projects and conferences. Carried forward the information into the agency as child care grew and evolved over the years.

Assistant Coordinator

Karmin Emerson

Joined the team in 2013 as the day home consultant.

Moved to administration in 2016 with the intent to take over the agency when Lisa retires (carrying on the family business –Karmin is Lisa’s daughter).

Currently learning the ins and outs of the business; slowly taking over coordinator duties.

Office Support

Theresa Lerner

Started with the agency as a day home in 2009.

Joined the admin team in early 2017 as the day home consultant, and joined the office support on a full-time basis in 2018.

Theresa is the consultant for our homes located in Brooks and the surrounding area.


Cassy Watters

Started with the agency as a day home in 2010.

Became the agency consultant in 2018.

In 2019, Cassy became the travelling literacy mentor for our homes in addition to consulting. Cassy provides interactive programming on a monthly basis to our day homes. Programming is based on child interest, special occasions (Christmas, Halloween, etc.) and includes gross monitoring.

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