Director, Saline Location
Director Kristine Lindemulder graduated Madonna University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development. She holds a Masters degree from University of Phoenix in Education, Curriculum and Instruction in October 2016, focusing on guiding, coaching and supporting teachers to maintain high-quality learning experiences for children.
Kristine has 16 years of classroom experience working with children, teachers, and parents. She has been the director at Bemis Farms Preschool and Child Care Center since fall 2017.
During her time at Bemis Farms she has helped build a community of talented teachers who ensure safe learning environments for children. She supports teachers in providing a high quality learning environment based on developmentally appropriate practices. She also communicates and builds relationships with parents.
Kristine has been married since 2002, to Damon. They have a son, Kameron, two daughters, Lauren and Haley, son-in-law Stephen (Lauren’s husband), and dog, Zoey.
Director, Bemis Farms 2 – Lincoln
Ashley Elswick graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She is state certified for Elementary General Education with a ZS (Early Childhood) endorsement.
Ashley has five years of classroom experience working with children of all ages, teachers, and parents. She was the lead teacher of the early preschool class at the main site of Bemis Farms Preschool and Childcare since spring 2019 before accepting the director position at Bemis Farms 2 in Lincoln Schools in 2022.
During her time at Bemis Farms she has helped administration and staff with new systems put into place during the COVID-19 crisis and maintained a clean and safe learning environment for the children. She has supported assistant teachers in learning the ins and outs of Bemis Farms to provide the children with the most successful experiences. She finds building relationships with the families, both children and parents, as an important part of her commitment to the growth of the children.
Ashley has been married since 2021 to Jeff. She enjoys spending time with her family, being active indoors and outdoors, and reading.