Juanita Guptill

Social Media Manager/ Administrative Assistant

Juanita has been with Lisa’s Playhouse since November of 2007. After staying home for years with her own three children, she joined Lisa’s team and became a certified ECE in 2010. Juanita has worked as an Educator in most sections of Lisa’s as well as leading the Social Media Team. Juanita loves reading, children and cookies 😊 She lives in Lower Millstream with her husband Dwayne and their dog Rowdy.


Juanita Guptill

What do you value most in your friends? A good ear and a true heart Which of your characteristics do you value most? I think I am compassionate and sensitive, although sometimes too sensitive What do you consider your greatest achievement? My family- my 3 children who have become ‘good people’ What is your greatest regret? Not asking more questions about my parents’ youth- because they are gone now What is your idea of perfect happiness? Curling up in a comfy chair with a good book and my dogs at my feet What is your current state of mind? It really depends on the time of day Which living person do you most admire? My cousin who started running at age 67 and has since run Boston marathon 6 times- and still runs 15 -20 races per year at age 81 and is the kindest most humble person you could meet. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? ‘Where did I put that?’ Where would you like to live? In a log cabin at our place on the lake What talent would you most like to have?I wish I could  play an instrument and carry a tune.What is it you most dislike? People who are fake and arrogant What is your favourite travel destination? My husband took me to Ireland when I turned 50. I would love to go back! What is your greatest fear? Losing someone I love- oh and snakes! What is your motto? ‘ Do more of what makes you happy’ 

Our educators

A.k.a., The people who will love your children as if they were our own. 
Lisa Brown
Founder, Director- Lisa’s Playhouse / Tír na nÓg Forest School /Shining Light Conference
Seamus Brown
Owner/ Maintenance/ Security
Norah Deveau
Administrative Director
Juanita Guptill
Social Media Manager/ Administrative Assistant
Bernadette 'Bertie' Sears
Team Supervisor/ Schedule Manager/Forest School Educator
Erica Baxter
Preschool Lead Educator/Team Supervisor
Kim Otis
Preschool Educator
Crystal Fudge
Lead Infant Educator
Samantha Armstrong
Infant Educator
Karen Peterson
Toddler Educator
Gail Keirstead
Educational Aide- Apohaqui After School Director
Lorilee Parlee
Educational Aide
Heather Keating
Head of Housekeeping/Support Staff
Sharmon O'Donnell
Support Staff
Hannah Sears
Forest School Educator
Keatin Deveau
Summer Student
Haley Wiggins
Toddler Educator
Jenna Peterson
Preschool Educator
Gillian MacLean
Twos Room Educator
Finnbar Brown
Christa McFarlane
Assistant Educator
Reegan Dickinson
Summer Student