“Working with a celebrity requires a lot of patience, discretion, forethought, confidence, attention to detail, and intuitiveness. A can-do attitude and willingness to always be prepared–but not always knowing what your preparing for!”. If anyone knows the challenges and rewards of hiring into a celebrity home, it’s Xtra Pair of Hands Managing Partner, Pandora “Pandy” McElroy.
When McElroy chose a high school, childcare class anticipating an easy A, she unknowingly launched a life-long passion for childcare and household management. Early in her career McElroy turned the experience of a sudden promotion to Montessori after-school director into her own licensed, in-home daycare. Always seeking professional growth, a year-long financial management class became the genesis of her next business, Dynasty Kids & Kash.
McElroy founded Dynasty Kids & Kash in 1999, guiding elementary-age children towards good stewardship and financial literacy—two essential life skills rarely taught in public school. Ten years later she returned to her first love, in-home childcare.
Since 1994 McElroy’s worked for corporate vice-presidents, professional athletes, authors, and internationally recognized entertainers. She’s cared for several sets of twins, medically-challenged kids, and parents who value how intuitively she knows when to take charge and when to step back. Originally from a small town in Alabama, McElroy’s traveled the world managing logistics and keeping her employer’s children safe. She co-manages Xtra Pair of Hands with this same genuine concern, attention to detail, discretion, and integrity.