Meet the Team

The management team of Discovery Point Silverthorn consists of the two co-owners Tim Sabba and Cary O’Donnell, plus the Center Director Jill Tremblay, and Assistant Center Director Candice Packard. The owner’s split their time between their two centers in Spring Hill, Discovery Point Silverthorn and Discovery Point Seven Hills, so that both centers have an owner-presence each day.

Ms. Jill Tremblay


Our Director is Jill Tremblay. She started her childcare career at Discovery Point Silverthorn in July 2008, when the center opened. Since then, she has worked in Preschool One (P1), Beginner’s, and as the Summer Camp Coordinator before being promoted to Assistant Director in 2011 and then to Director in 2018.

She has her National Child Development Associate Credential (CDA), Director Credential with VPK Endorsement, and is also working on her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Jill also holds a CDL and can sometimes be seen driving one of our buses full of school-agers.

With over 15 years of experience Jill has become the heart and soul of the center. “I love working in childcare and can’t imagine myself anywhere else” says Jill. “I’m part of the community-family here as my three children have all grown up in the center”.

Jill and her husband Jason are the proud parents of three children, Mackenzie, Korsan, and Emery.

Ms. Candice Packard

Candice Packard

Assistant Director

Our Assistant Director at Discovery Point Silverthorn is Candice Packard. She has been working in childcare since 2007. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Studies (Elementary Education), a National Child Development Associate Credential, and a Director Credential with VPK Endorsement. Candice also holds a CDL and can be seen driving one of our buses full of school-agers.

Candice has been with Discovery Point since March 2012. She taught VPK for six years before being promoted to Assistant Director. Mrs. Candice overlooks the curriculum in all classrooms and provides daily staff and parent support.

Candice and her husband Jason are the proud parents of three, Riley, Bentley, and Colton.

Our Staff

Our staff are dedicated to providing a safe, loving and educational environment for your children. All of our staff are CPR and First Aid certified and are required to take 24 hours of continuing education courses per year. Many of our staff members hold a Staff Credential, Bachelor’s Degree, Associates Degree and or a CDA.

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