Meet Our Team
This dedicated staff commits daily to maintaining the simple but profound notion upon which Discovery Point child care centers is based: children thrive when guided in an environment of love and nurturing.
Together with parents and every child care center owner, we have created a strong community where our children thrive.
Clifford M. Clark
Founder and CEO
Mr. Clark has been actively involved in the childcare business since he and his wife Diane opened the first center in the fall of 1988. Thirty years later, he still oversees all aspects of franchise development, including sales and construction, and continued operational support for our 47 centers. “Mr. Cliff” as the team likes to address him, is also the President of Westair Corporation, a corporate aircraft operator in Duluth and Managing Member of Flightway One. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees of Gwinnett Technical College Foundation.
Andrea Dobra Moore, CFE
Executive Director of Operations and Training
After a 20-year career in teacher education, Andrea joined Discovery Point in 2013 as Manager of Education and Training. In this role, she offered teacher training at the center level and guided new franchisees through the steps to center ownership including the four-week new owner training. In 2015, Andrea became part of the management team overseeing all aspects of business operations while continuing oversight of new owner training, the development of Discovery Point Connections® Curriculum, and support of franchise development and growth. She holds Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Georgia. Andrea earned her CFE designation from the International Franchise Association in the fall of 2018.
Manager of Franchise Support
Candice has been a member of the Discovery Point Operations team since 2014. She arrived with over 15 years of childcare experience and expertise in center management, licensing and regulations, and state programs including Quality Rated and Georgia Funded PreK. She currently oversees Discovery Point’s Quality Assurance program and facilitates new owner training.
Manager of Curriculum and Education
Christina joined Discovery Point in July 2018. Christina has many years of teaching experience including kindergarten, sixth grade Language Arts and five years in a private Montessori program. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Sweet Briar College and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from the University of Phoenix. Christina is the lead writer and editor of Discovery Point Connections® Curriculum and oversees implementation including teacher support.
Becky J. Dollar
Becky J. Dollar has been a member of the Discovery Point team since 2012. She oversees the corporate schools and she supports our franchise owners as needed. Her expertise includes Pre-K, CACFP, Budgeting, Payroll & Labor Management and Quality Rated. She has a Bachelor of Business Management degree from Clayton State University.
Franchise Development Administrator
Jeff joined the Discovery Point team in January of 2019 as our Franchise Development Administrator. He is a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force and received his Bachelor’s Degree In Business Administration at Strayer University. He has over 10 years of commercial and B2B sales experience in education and finance. Jeff’s responsibilities include establishing, developing, and maintaining relationships with new prospects and existing franchisees.
Director of Finance and Accounting
Tom joined the Discovery Point team in June 2020 with responsibilities that include financial management and accounting services. Tom previously completed a successful 8+ year career season as CFO of a large flooring franchise company consisting of 142 franchise locations in the USA and Canada. Prior years were spent as owner and principal of his own accounting firm providing outsource accounting services to the medical and hospitality industries. In addition, Tom owned his own franchise business as a Goodyear Tire and Auto Service Center. Tom received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Furman University in Greenville, SC.
Franchise Support Consultant
Elim joined the Discovery Point team in July of 2021 as our Franchise Support Consultant. Her main duties include quality assurance visits to our childcare centers, as internal support at the main franchising office. Elim has been a consultant with Bright from the Start. She also has 15 years of experience as a director in both franchised and corporate childcare, as well as past experience in Human Resources.
Franchise Support Consultant
Sarah joined the Discovery Point team in September of 2021 as our Franchise Support Consultant. Her responsibilities include quality assurance visits to our childcare centers. Sarah has an AS in Early Childhood Leadership, a Florida Director’s Credential with VPK Endorsement, FCCPC Qualifier and trainer. She is a graduate of Business Institute of Florida. Sarah has been in Early Education for 26 years and over 15 years experience in management of programs and business.