EVCCA Leadership Team

Holly Hickson, EVCCA Executive Director
Holly joined EVCCA in November 2019 as our Executive Director. She has over twenty years experience as an Early Childhood Teacher, Director, Trainer and Faculty Member working in six different states with children from birth through age twelve. Holly has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Michigan University and a post Graduate Certificate in Infant Early Childhood and Family Mental Health from University of Wisconsin. Holly is the proud mother of an adult daughter.

Cindy Lagace, Vail Child Care Center Site Director
Cindy was hired by EVCCA in November 2004 as the Assistant Director and completed the management team that led the Vail Child Care Center. In March of 2006 Cindy was promoted to Director of VCCC.

Cindy has a B.A. in Physical Education from University of South Florida and an A.A. degree in Early Childhood Education from Colorado Mountain College. Cindy obtained her State of Colorado Large Center Director Certificate in 1995. Cindy also has a Level IV Early Childhood Professional Credential from the Colorado Professional Development Information System.  In 2009, Cindy received the prestigious Moe Mulrooney Award for the Inspiration in Early Childhood Care and Education.

Anne Wyatt, Vail Child Care Center Site Co Director

LJ Bredeson, Miller Ranch Child Care Center Site Director

LJ has a B.S. in Early Childhood from Oregon State University.  LJ obtained her State of Colorado Large Center Director Certificate in 2013.  LJ has taught in elementary schools throughout Eagle County and worked as a part of the director team at two local early childhood centers.  Most recently, LJ was a Colorado Preschool Program teacher at Family Learning Center for three years.  LJ also has a Level VI Early Childhood Professional Credential from the Colorado Professional Development Information System.

Sadie Ouse, EVCCA Office Manager
Sadie joined the Eagle Valley Child Care Association team in October of 2019. She most recently worked as an office administrator and personal assistant locally and comes with over seven years of professional child care experience. She has a degree in International Relations and is currently furthering her education by studying Business Administration at Colorado Mountain College.