Meet Our Team: See Why We are a Great Child Care Franchise Opportunity
Our dedicated staff at Discovery Point commits daily to maintaining the simple but profound notion upon which our child care franchise opportunities are based:
Children thrive when guided in an environment of love and nurturing care.
Together with parents and every Discovery Point owner, we have created a strong community where our children can learn and grow with confidence. Furthermore, our child care franchise opportunities give passionate business owners the chance to do meaningful and rewarding work they love.
Clifford M. Clark
President/CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Cliff has been President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Discovery Point since its inception in 1988. He is responsible for finance, marketing, and daily operations. Mr. Clark has also held the following principal occupations: Vice President and a Director of Dialex Corp. based in Duluth, Georgia; a Director of Discovery Point Supply, Inc. and Discovery Development, Inc., each located in Duluth, Georgia; President of Westair Corporation, a corporate aircraft operator based in Duluth, Georgia; and Managing Member of Flightway One, LLC. Mr. Clark 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.
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 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 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.
Becky J. Dollar
Becky J. Dollar has been a member of the Discovery Point team since 2012. She oversees the corporate schools and 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 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.