Our Team

Amy Haldeman

Amy Haldeman

Founder & Pittsburgh Director

Amy Haldeman has built a reputation in Pittsburgh for offering nanny placement services that are professional and friendly. As a mom of three children and experienced nanny, Amy understands the importance of finding the right nanny for your family’s needs. She works relentlessly to find nannies that families will love. Clients rave about Amy’s ability to find nannies that excite and bring peace of mind to working families.

Her personal touch, excellent service and commitment to follow through set her apart. She marks excellent customer service and integrity as the highest priority in her company.

Amy is an entrepreneur at heart who loves new adventures.  Aside from matching professional nannies with families in Pittsburgh, she enjoys travel with her three children.  Their family documents their adventures on their YouTube channel.  Amy is currently in process of opening Lincoln Avenue Brewery in Pittsburgh’s north hills.  Amy adores the sweet baby cuddles she receives when meeting clients searching for a nanny, but her favorite part of owning a nanny agency is when a nanny contacts her years after being placed with a family through East Wind Nannies sharing how Amy helped them find their dream job!

Jessica Polsdorfer

Jessica Polsdorfer

Columbus Director

Jessica Polsdorfer takes pride in offering exceptional service to families in Columbus. With over 10 years of experience as a Nanny, Mother’s Helper, Family Manager, and Teacher, Jessica understands the value of competence, caring and commitment in a childcare provider. Having previously worked as a wedding and event planner, Jessica also brings an eye for details and a commitment to excellence to her position as the Columbus Director for East Wind Nannies.

Jessica has a passion for helping children reach their fullest potential, an outgoing and friendly personality that puts parents at ease, and a sincere commitment to pairing extraordinary caregivers with extraordinary families. 

In addition to passion for finding families their perfect nanny, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and 5 children, and drinking lots of coffee.

Sarah Lane

Sarah Lane

Executive Assistant

Before partnering with East Wind Nannies as the (remote) executive administrative assistant, Sarah started her career as an admin in Chicago at a small investment firm, then transitioned to an executive administrator position at an international credit ratings agency, where her team of 65 specialized in Latin American finance companies. Sarah’s bilingual skills in English and Spanish made her a valuable asset to both the team and the clientele whom they served.

Sarah—herself a former nanny—met her husband Aidan in 2011 at college in Chicago studying music as piano majors.  They married in 2014. After 8 years of big city life, they moved to Maine in the winter of 2018. Ten short months after their arrival in New England they welcomed their firstborn, a girl!

Sarah loves being a stay at home mom while supporting her husband and making an impact upon East Wind Nannies and the many families they serve! Her daughter keeps her on her toes, and when she isn’t engaging with her family, she loves baking, reading, visiting Maine’s gorgeous beaches, and trying out new coffee shops! A native of Colombia, she dreams of traveling the world with her family, one of their first stops being her country of birth.

What They're Saying

"I told my husband literally last night that meeting Amy from East Wind Nannies was a gift!  She has gone so over and beyond for me in every way! Her job was to help us find a nanny, but she ended up doing so much more. I loved spending time with her doing the interviews (it was fun!) and she made me feel confident in my decision and helped me make the choice that was right for me. She has been 'on call' for me every step of the way. She sent me the sweetest, most caring emails right after I gave birth and was overwhelmed, and encouraged me as a first time mom! Still when I email her now, she responds so quickly and more importantly, so, so, so thoughtfully"

-Rebecca F

2018-12-20T20:47:15-04:00

-Rebecca F

"I told my husband literally last night that meeting Amy from East Wind Nannies was a gift!  She has gone so over and beyond for me in every way! Her job was to help us find a nanny, but she ended up doing so much more. I loved spending time with her doing the interviews (it was fun!) and she made me feel confident in my decision and helped me make the choice that was right for me. She has been 'on call' for me every step of the way. She sent me the sweetest, most caring emails right after I gave birth and was overwhelmed, and encouraged me as a first time mom! Still when I email her now, she responds so quickly and more importantly, so, so, so thoughtfully"
"Outstanding nanny service! East Wind Nannies was exceptional to work with. Amy is highly professional and truly worked hard to find us the best nanny in a very short period of time. Amy met with our family, got to know us, and provided guidance on every aspect of hiring a nanny. I would absolutely use East Wind Nannies in the future and would recommend it to any person who is looking for a nanny. This is a very well run company that provides excellent service. As people new to the nanny business, Amy's expertise was essential. Most importantly - she found us a wonderful nanny who I trust completely with our baby! East Wind Nannies made finding a wonderful nanny easy, straightforward, and very comfortable.”

-Katy M

2019-01-15T18:55:37-04:00

-Katy M

"Outstanding nanny service! East Wind Nannies was exceptional to work with. Amy is highly professional and truly worked hard to find us the best nanny in a very short period of time. Amy met with our family, got to know us, and provided guidance on every aspect of hiring a nanny. I would absolutely use East Wind Nannies in the future and would recommend it to any person who is looking for a nanny. This is a very well run company that provides excellent service. As people new to the nanny business, Amy's expertise was essential. Most importantly - she found us a wonderful nanny who I trust completely with our baby! East Wind Nannies made finding a wonderful nanny easy, straightforward, and very comfortable.”
"Amy at East Wind Nannies blew me away almost immediately. She was absolutely professional in every sense, from her approach to my family’s specific needs down to her press kit and company materials. Her references were impeccable and from the minute I spoke to her I instantly felt comfortable. She even came to our home and spent an extensive amount of time getting to know what we were looking for. My only disappointment is that I won’t get to interact with Amy now that she’s found us someone!”

-Stephanie W

2019-01-15T18:58:16-04:00

-Stephanie W

"Amy at East Wind Nannies blew me away almost immediately. She was absolutely professional in every sense, from her approach to my family’s specific needs down to her press kit and company materials. Her references were impeccable and from the minute I spoke to her I instantly felt comfortable. She even came to our home and spent an extensive amount of time getting to know what we were looking for. My only disappointment is that I won’t get to interact with Amy now that she’s found us someone!”
"When John and I realized we needed to hire a nanny, I knew right away I would be calling Amy from East Wind Nannies.  I had been on the other side of the interviewing table just a few years prior and was placed by Amy to work as a nanny for an adorable little girl.  Prior to working with East Wind Nannies I had been teaching Kindergarten for several years and earned my M.Ed.  Quite honestly I was surprised she was so strict with the interview process.  Even with all my certifications, experience, and education, she said she would not be able to re-schedule my interview when I called to tell her my electric was out the very morning of my interview.  I did manage to arrive on time and was later placed with a family who I'm still in contact with today.  It was for this reason I knew I wanted to use East Wind Nannies when we were ready to hire a nanny of our own.  I wanted someone who was dependable, educated, and loving.  Amy gave me her honest opinion of which nanny she thought would be able to meet our needs and fit our family.  I am so grateful for her honesty and integrity.  Our nanny is vibrant, kind, and on time!  I would not hesitate to work with Amy again."

-Jennifer H

2019-01-15T18:58:58-04:00

-Jennifer H

"When John and I realized we needed to hire a nanny, I knew right away I would be calling Amy from East Wind Nannies.  I had been on the other side of the interviewing table just a few years prior and was placed by Amy to work as a nanny for an adorable little girl.  Prior to working with East Wind Nannies I had been teaching Kindergarten for several years and earned my M.Ed.  Quite honestly I was surprised she was so strict with the interview process.  Even with all my certifications, experience, and education, she said she would not be able to re-schedule my interview when I called to tell her my electric was out the very morning of my interview.  I did manage to arrive on time and was later placed with a family who I'm still in contact with today.  It was for this reason I knew I wanted to use East Wind Nannies when we were ready to hire a nanny of our own.  I wanted someone who was dependable, educated, and loving.  Amy gave me her honest opinion of which nanny she thought would be able to meet our needs and fit our family.  I am so grateful for her honesty and integrity.  Our nanny is vibrant, kind, and on time!  I would not hesitate to work with Amy again."
"I highly recommend Amy and East Wind Nannies. Amy is professional. Personable. Smart. Has excellent follow through. We recently moved to Pittsburgh from New York City, where we had to leave a nanny who had become like part of the family. While I was accustomed to leaving my children so I could work, I was feeling nervous and anxious about the prospect of replacing our previous nanny. Amy listened to our concerns, and we now have someone who has fit into our lives seamlessly. My children are squeaky clean, fed and most importantly, laughing and having a ball when I get home. I will use Amy's services in the future and will continue to recommend her. What could be more important than who you leave your children with? Amy's services are worth EVERY Penny.”

-Manju K

2019-01-15T19:00:18-04:00

-Manju K

"I highly recommend Amy and East Wind Nannies. Amy is professional. Personable. Smart. Has excellent follow through. We recently moved to Pittsburgh from New York City, where we had to leave a nanny who had become like part of the family. While I was accustomed to leaving my children so I could work, I was feeling nervous and anxious about the prospect of replacing our previous nanny. Amy listened to our concerns, and we now have someone who has fit into our lives seamlessly. My children are squeaky clean, fed and most importantly, laughing and having a ball when I get home. I will use Amy's services in the future and will continue to recommend her. What could be more important than who you leave your children with? Amy's services are worth EVERY Penny.”
"I wanted to take a moment to say how much we still love our nanny. She has worked out wonderfully.  Any time someone asks how we found our nanny (because I rave about her all the time) we give them your info.  Thank you again for all of your help !!!!””

-Jamie P

2019-01-15T19:00:51-04:00

-Jamie P

"I wanted to take a moment to say how much we still love our nanny. She has worked out wonderfully.  Any time someone asks how we found our nanny (because I rave about her all the time) we give them your info.  Thank you again for all of your help !!!!””

We take great care in placing a nanny you can love and trust to care for your children.