About UsAt the Michigan Registry, we proudly support members of the Michigan Early Childhood and School-Age workforce. We are an all-in-one resource for tracking professional development, facilitating training, and growing professionally. We are here to support you.
Emily FinnerudDirector of Operations
Emily has registry experience both as the Operations Coordinator and a Quality Assurance Specialist. Emily strives for excellence in both her work and in supporting you.
Karaoke Song: “Private Eyes” by Hall & Oates
Favorite movie line: “No! Try not! Do, or do not. There is no try!” – Yoda
Currently watching on Netflix: The Great British Baking Show
Carlie McKinneyProfessional Development Specialist II
Carlie served 3 years as an AmeriCorps Vista in three states. Before joining the MiRegistry team, she spent 5 years working in Out of School Time programs. Carlie believes in the importance of having quality professional development opportunities and the role trainers play within the field of childhood care and education.
First Concert: NSYNC
Celebrity to play me in a movie: Aidy Bryant
Achievement: Winning the Smile Award in a dance competition
Issaka AguirreProfessional Development Support Specialist
Issaka comes from a 7-year background in customer service and administrative management, with prior experience in childcare both as a nanny and volunteer. She believes that we all benefit when childcare providers receive support and opportunities for professional development.
Most interesting place I’ve been: Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico
I could win a gold medal if this were an Olympic sport: Pasta Making
Karaoke Song: “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler
Emily Morrison-WeeksIntake Specialist II
Emily spent 8 years teaching preschool and school-age children in regular classrooms, Reggio Emilia-inspired, and children’s theatre settings. She believes that when early childhood professionals are supported, they can offer more in their work with children.
Most interesting place I’ve been: London
I could give a 40-minute presentation with no preparation on: Script analysis on Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Celebrity to play me in a movie: Zooey Deschanel
Sara McNallieData Verification Specialist II
Sara has a degree in Sociology and a background working with local non-profits. She recognizes the importance of positive adults and role models in children’s lives. She believes that child care professionals play an integral role in raising the next generation.
If I could join any musical group: Foo Fighters
Skill I would like to master: Bowling
If I could live anywhere: It would be by the ocean