Ilse is a German speaking, South African, American who graduated from Colorado Mountain College with an AAS degree in Ealry Childhood Education. She owns the Alta Children's Center, Fairyland Family Child Care in Sandy and Fairyland Preschool & Pre-Kinder Care in Millcreek. She won the 2016 Utah Early Childhood Teacher of the Year and in 2017 won the TLLCCF National Teacher award. She is a mom with 2 darling boys and married her husband, Lance right here in Alta. She is passionate about early childhood as she not only cares for young children, but is also a Professional Development Instructor for the Office of Child Care and specialist with CDA council.