Meet the Counselors – Natasha, Jan & Patty

CSC_0112 Natasha Wrobel

Welcome!  My name is Natasha Wrobel and I am the senior community counselor for the greater Annapolis, Maryland area.   I have been a community counselor with Au Pair in America since 2000.  In college I had the opportunity to study the German language in Austria at the University of Graz.  Prior to becoming a counselor I was an attorney with the United States Air Force and was on active duty for nine years.  In July of 2015 I retired from the Air Force Reserves after 20 years of service.  Having lived abroad and studied a foreign language has served me well in connecting with au pairs from around the world in my role as a community counselor.  Having hosted an au pair in my home has given me an understanding of the program from a host family perspective.  It has been a joy to help facilitate a cultural exchange with these young women and American families as they introduce their children to other cultures and traditions.   It is a delight to witness our children gain a better appreciation of our world.  So often host families stay in touch with their former au pairs for years, long after the au pair has returned to her home country, leaving our children with a greater understanding of community and family!  This has been the most rewarding aspect for me to witness.

Janblog1 Jan Peedin

My name is Jan Peedin and I have been an Au Pair in America Community Counselor in Maryland, since 1998.  My area of coverage consists of Howard County, Carroll County, Laurel, Burtonsville, Brookville, a portion of Anne Arundal County. Typically I am responsible for 50-60 wonderful host families and their au pairs.

I feel privileged to meet and work with so many young woman from around the world. I admire their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the program. They thrive to learn and we learn from them.

I live in Columbia, Maryland and have been a resident since 1979.

Patty Antreasian   Patty Antreasian

My name is Patty Antreasian and I am a Senior Community Counselor for the Baltimore area and communities north of Baltimore. I have worked with the Au Pair in America program since 1995 and I continue to find it gratifying! My educational background is in Counseling Psychology and Coaching.  I enjoy helping people discover what their goals and dreams are.

I am married and have two children who are college age. They live away from home now but I keep in close contact with them. Working with au pairs keeps me in touch with the age group of my own children. My home is filled with pets and art, as my husband owns an art gallery in Baltimore,  and au pairs often tell me they enjoy visiting here for cluster meetings.

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