Our Leadership Team

 
 
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Kelsey Lents

CEO, Co-Founder

Kelsey comes from an interdisciplinary background, grounded in architecture, business and the liberal arts. While at Georgetown, she met JP and welcomed her first child, which inspired her to found Two Birds. Her own experience as a new parent motivated her to create a space and platform that normalized both parents as primary caregivers to address gender equality in the workforce.

Fun Fact: Kelsey has designed award-winning Mars habitats for NASA with her design consultancy team, SEArch+

BA in English from Yale University
Masters of Architecture from Columbia University
MBA from Georgetown University
Fulbright Fellowship in teaching elementary school in Germany
Former Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and Parsons School of Design
10 years’ experience in workplace design and construction in NYC

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JP Coakley

COO, Co-Founder

A DC native, JP has used his experience in implementing regulatory code requirements to work closely with the local childcare industry and government to ensure Two Birds’ licensing compliance. A minor in Music, JP has made music enrichment a priority at Two Birds. Welcoming his first child in 2017 has inspired him to seek better ways to more seamlessly integrate parenthood and the workplace. Both he and his wife, a freelance video producer, are intimately acquainted with the work life challenges facing Two Birds’ families.

Fun Fact: Prior to becoming an auditor and founding Two Birds, JP was the lead photographer for the band Girl Talk

BS in Macromolecular Engineering from Case Western Reserve University
MBA from Georgetown University
5 years as a Quality Engineer auditing nuclear energy facilities
Fluent in Mandarin and Spanish

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Jamie Bean

Director of Childcare

Originally from Maine, Jamie has extensive experience as a Toddler teacher, Pre-K teacher and most recently, as a Director for the past six years. A single mother to an 11-year old, she personally understands the importance of premium care and has been instrumental in the creation and development of Two Birds programming.

Fun Fact: Jamie began working with children at the age of 12 as a mother’s helper.

BA and Masters in Early Childhood Education from Lesley College
Worked professionally with children since 2003
Nannied for 5 years
Worked in licensed childcare centers for 11 years