Debbie, Melissa, Lisa, and Tom
KidsPark Inc. Corporate Office
2858 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite 201
San Jose, CA 95128
Debra Milner Founder and CEO
Debra founded KidsPark in 1988 out of a personal need to find quality, fun, short-term care for her young daughter, Rita, so she could juggle all the things busy moms do everyday. Debbie started KidsPark after a career in information systems with Hewlett Packard and production management in the electronics and toy industries. She is dedicated to answering this special need in the community and currently focuses on strategic issues, marketing and national expansion of KidsPark through franchises. Recognition: 2010 Women of Influence from the San Jose Business Journal; 2012 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year from Women’s Initiative. Member of the Santa Clara Local Early Education Planning Council, 2017 -2019.
Tom Keefe Executive Director of Franchise and Support
Tom started his career in sales, marketing, and training divisions of Fortune 500 companies like IBM and Spectrum/Charter. In 2008 he was a guest speaker at Salesforce’s Dreamforce event and part of the Charter/Spectrum team that won the CableFax Business-to-Business Sales Team of the Year award. For over 5 years through franchise sales in the child services fields, Tom has helped individuals, couples, and partnerships realize their dream of owning their own business. With hundreds of nationwide and international sales to his credit, Tom now brings his passion, knowledge, and experience to KidsPark.
Lisa Alvarado Program and Operations Manager
Lisa has been with KidsPark since 1999. As a teacher and Center Director she always impressed kids, parents and staff with her program creativity and diversity. Now, she develops the program for KidsPark centers across the nation in addition to overseeing the operations at our two San Jose locations. She has a BS in Business Management from San Jose State University. Her 20 years of child development experience includes working with the Girl Scouts and the YMCA.
Melissa Peters Training Manager
In 2004, while completing her degree in Social Work at San Jose State University, Melissa worked for the San Jose South KidsPark center as a fully qualified teacher. After graduation, she quickly transitioned to Center Director. With 14 years of experience in operations and problem solving, she has joined the corporate team to share her knowledge with our franchisees as Training Manager. Melissa also has her hands full as a wife and mother of 3 daughters.