CB Babysitters was originally organized as a co-op of local sitters who collectively helped promote each other's babysitting services. They quickly learned that there was a large demand in the area for a reputable service to put parents in touch with sitters. Laura Gutierrez was one of the main babysitters in the co-op who decided to form the company you see today. Now, CB Babysitters networks with hotels, event planners and service providers to ensure parents can rely on a reputable source to find quality childcare.
Laura is native of Caracas, Venezuela and grew up in a family of doctors. Her mother was a pediatrician and specialized in early-childhood development. Her father was an OBGYN and helped bring countless children into the world. Needless to say, she learned early on the important lessons of child care and always had valuable resources at her fingertips. After college, Laura traveled to Madrid, Spain to earn her graduate degree in International Affairs and Communications. She returned to Caracas and worked her way up to become the coordinator of the social responsibility programs at Colgate-Palmolive, working closely with the oral care children's educational program, "Bright Smile Bright Futures." Also, as a manager at Kimberly-Clark, she worked closely with the brands Huggies, Pull-ups and Little Swimmers. After a decade in the corporate world, she eventually took a leap of faith and headed to Crested Butte, Colorado to be with her long time pen-pal and mountain enthusiast. Today, she and her husband, Anthony Perez, spend time hiking, skiing, biking and traveling the world. In 2020, they gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Olivia. She's the sunshine of their life! Laura has also worked as a Spanish Teacher at Western Colorado University and the Crested Butte Community School. She is also an independent translator and interpreter and still finds time to babysit whenever she can.
Katie grew up outside of Chicago and has always loved working with kids. From the age of fourteen she has babysat, taking her first childcare courses and babysitting many younger cousins and neighbors. Always having a deep love for the outdoors and nature she graduated with a bachelors degree in Recreation Management with an emphasis in Outdoor Education from Appalachian State University and has gone on to hold a variety of jobs teaching children the joys of our natural world. She has been an education ranger with the National Park Service, was an instructor and co-director for an environmental education non-profit and currently works for the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, up the road from Mt. Crested Butte in Gothic, as a youth program instructor and visitor center staff. She has lived in Crested Butte for three years and loves providing quality and fun childcare to locals and visitors, and is always happy to be outside with the kids! When she is not teaching or babysitting she can be found on hikes with her dog, skiing, floating down rivers and traveling.
Born in Denver and raised outside of Chicago, Morgan has always had a nurturing character and drive to care for others. She arrived in Crested Butte in fall of 2015 to pursue her Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and Political Science at Western Colorado University. In that time, she utilized her care for others as a preschool assistant teacher at Tenderfoot Family Development Center, as a Resident Assistant at WCU, as well as serving immigrant families in the Gunnison Valley through English Second Language (ESL) courses and interpretive work as the Multicultural Services Intern with the Department of Health and Human Services. Since graduating in May 2019, she has worked in several capacities serving children including instructing a Mickey's and Minie's toddler dance classes at the Gunnison Arts Center, being the Women and Families Boxing Coach at the Gunnison Recreation Center, as well as a Youth Programs Instructor for the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory just up the road in Gothic, CO. In her spare time, Morgan served as one of the top sitters for Crested Butte Babysitters. This past summer, she was a Youth Backpacking Guide for Yosemite National Park and enjoyed immersing young people into the beauty and wonder of the natural world. After living in the Valley for 5 years and providing exceptional childcare for its families, Morgan has temporarily relocated to San Diego, CA where she works remotely to coordinate for CB Babysitters and is a homeschool teacher and nanny to four energetic young boys.
CB Babysitters is not a nanny service or a childcare provider. CB Babysitters is a babysitting referral service who will put you in touch with a local independent babysitter who has been background checked, referenced checked and deemed qualified. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to approve the babysitter to care for your children. All payments and arrangements are made directly between the parent and the babysitter.