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Shayla Mesecar

Executive Director

  A little about me, I have been working here at Buena Vista Children's Services for 9 years now. I started out as the Preschool teacher’s aide and fell in love with the work we do here at Bright Futures. After a couple years I became a preschool teacher, I was the Preschool teacher for a few years and loved it. I was than presented with an opportunity to become a co‐director for Bright Futures and the Director for Discovery Connections as well as the event coordinator. It was a scary transition for me to take but I knew I needed to take that big step for myself. I was in that position for a year or so and then took over as the Multi‐Site Director. I was the Multi‐Site Director for 7 months and then taken over as the Executive Director. I love this company and what we stand for and I hope to continue our reputation here in Cottonwood and give the children and families in the community a bright future.


  Some of my Hobbies are swimming, scuba diving, hiking, fishing, kayaking, spending time with my family, and anything to do with the outdoors. I enjoy spending time with my nephews and niece, taking them to do things I did as a kid and giving them those fun memories to always remember.


  I am currently going to school, working on a masters in psychology for trauma therapy specializing in children. Throughout the years I’ve had early childhood education training and college classes. I am planning to be here at Buena Vista for years down the road as I finish my degree and have some kids of my own.


Thank you,

Shayla Mesecar