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Rhian Allvin

Founder

Rob Blakely

Executive Director, Lorton

Rochelle Johnson

Executive Director, Diplotots

Kelle Young

Director, People and Culture

Rhian Allvin

Founder

Rhian has spent her career promoting and advocating for the systems and structures that lead to high quality early childhood education for all children. She believes that professional early childhood educators are the backbone to the best child care environments. Rhian’s passion to launch Brynmor started while she was CEO at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), as she witnessed first hand the lack of opportunities for families, children and early childhood educators across the United States.

Rhian’s unwavering dedication to elevating the need for investments in early childhood education became evident early in her career. She was the CEO at First Things First, Arizona’s public-private partnership, where she played a pivotal role creating a system of early childhood education funded by $150 million in public support. Rhian has testified before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions and she is a relied upon source on the economics, policy and implementation of high-quality early education for broadcast and print media including Good Morning America, The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and National Public Radio.

Rhian and the team at Brynmor are excited to use their experience, passion and expertise to turn an historic building into a loving space where children thrive and learn and early childhood educators are treated as professionals.

Rhian is married to Paul Allvin, they live in Falls Church, VA with their three teenagers and two dogs.

Rob Blakely

Executive Director, Lorton

Brynmor Early Education & Preschool is thrilled to announce our Brynmor Lorton’s first employee and Executive Director, Rob Blakely. Rob joins Brynmor after serving for the past seven years at the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington in Loudon County, Virginia. During his time with the YMCA, his roles included Senior Program Director and Associate Executive Director. In these roles he oversaw all youth development programs including early learning, school age and summer camps for the region as well as the complete oversight and management of all the business operations.

Rob’s life work is dedicated to young people and ensuring their healthy growth and development. His extensive leadership experience includes managing large scale programs, opening new early childhood centers and successfully leading teams in creating an inclusive environment for educators, children and families. He prides himself on his ability to create and cultivate a positive, nurturing and inclusive environment for staff, children and families alike. His passion for outreach and creating meaningful connections reaches further than his programs but to everyone in the community, creating relationships for the betterment of all involved. 

Rob holds a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Fredonia along with several certifications in the health, safety and development of young children. Rob loves to spend his free time playing & watching soccer, fishing, hiking and enjoying the great outdoors with his wife Caitlyn and their two children Rhett and Olivia. Brynmor is excited to have Rob leading our Lorton team.

Kelle Young

Experience Coordinator

Experienced in building company culture and strong teams, Kelle brings a leadership background to Brynmor Early Education & Preschool. In an over twenty-year career in retail management, Kelle led store and district level teams for retailers Ann Taylor and Target. She was a district trainer and promoted many of her direct reports while improving internal and external client satisfaction results. 

For the past nine years, she has had the opportunity to work in her local school system as a paraprofessional and as an administrative assistant. She loved seeing the growth her students with special needs experienced when provided with the right curriculum and supports, Kelle worked with ABA specialists to design learning plans tailored to each student. As a principal’s administrative assistant, she led the office team in a busy school environment. Making work fun and engaging is her first priority. 

Kelle lives in Portland, CT with her husband and spoiled Bichon Frise, Penny. She enjoys gardening, reading and travel.