Our Staff

Stop by and say 'Hi!'

Mandi C

Mandi C

General Manager

Meet Miss Mandi! Miss Mandi is from New Hampshire and has lived in NC for over 6 years now. She has over 17 years experience in Education, with a focus in Early Childhood and Management of Childcare Facilities. Miss Mandi is married with 6 children of her own, the youngest starting Kindergarten and the oldest starting College this Fall! Miss Mandi enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach and camping trips and spending time with her church family when she's not managing the studio! Miss Mandi says she loves working with children because it's fun and rewarding and always entertaining! She enjoys all aspects of baking and prefers baking over cooking and her all time favorite thing to snack on is strawberries dipped in chocolate!

Charlotte  S

Charlotte S

Weekend & Evening Manager

Meet Miss Charlotte! Miss Charlotte is our Weekend & Evening Manager and also helps with camps in the afternoons! All of the kiddos look forward to Miss Charlotte coming in due to her silly, fun-loving spirit! Miss Charlotte has had lots of prior experience in childcare and team leading experience at camps years ago prior to becoming a stay at home mom! Miss Charlotte is married with 3 children and enjoys spending time with her family. Miss Charlotte is from New Jersey and loves hunting down local pizza places around the area in hopes of finding NJ style pizza, like from home (although that verdict is still out!) Her favorite thing to cook and eat is anything Italian! Miss Charlotte loves working with children and cooking with them in the studio because it's so rewarding watching them experience new things and learning to love the art of cooking!

Chef Rick Pearl

Chef Rick Pearl

Professional Chef/Instructor/Studio Food & Safety

Meet Chef Rick! The kids will literally watch the door waiting for him to arrive during camps and classes! He brings such a vast amount of knowledge with him when he is working with our campers and kiddos and adult students as well! Here is his bio! "Hi, I am Chef Rick aka Chef Pearl, Moved here from Florida many years ago. I spent 26 years in the restaurant business, reaching certified working chef status. Taught culinary arts in the Charlotte area for 6 years and 15 in the Raleigh area (Harnett Central) Teaching 11 and 12 graders how to cook.Having 16-18 move on to culinary school. Retiring 1 year ago. For the most part, I enjoyed teaching at that level, especially those really interested. I enjoy teaching the smaller ones, at their age they are sponges, wanting to learn. I am really surprised at the level of cooking knowledge for the Flour Power kids. My wife, the elementary school teacher had always told me the ones I taught were just bigger versions of the ones I teach now. I really like the excitement from them when I come and go each day!"

Nichole S

Nichole S

Assistant Manager

Meet Miss Nichole! Miss Nichole is a return Flour Power Team Member and we are so excited to have her back. Ms Nichole has lots of experience with Flour Power as she's also spent some time last year working in the Cary Flour Power Studio last year before taking some time off to be with her young 2 year old son, Mason. Now Mason is in preschool and she is super excited to be back with us at Flour Power Garner! She states, "Working at Flour Power at the Cary location with owner Ms Tammy and the Garner location with owner Ms Riann have been the most exciting and fun jobs I've ever had and I'm so happy to be back!" Miss Nichole says her favorite thing about working with children is the excitement they bring her and they are so full of unconditional love. She states "I love being able to make an impact on young minds and allowing them a place they can feel safe, special and loved when they're in my care. I also love working with the children at Flour Power, because it's so rewarding being able to cook and bake with them and assisting them with hands-on learning experiences and watching them develop a deep passion and love for cooking!" Miss Nichole's favorite indulgences are Chocolate Chip Cookies! She loves baking them just as much as eating them! She also enjoys making breakfast casseroles on the weekends. We are so glad to have Miss Nichole back with us!

Alex D

Alex D

Lead Instructor

Meet Mr Alex aka Chef Alex! Mr Alex is another highly requested Instructor/Party Leader at Flour Power! The kiddos absolutely adore him and his "dad jokes" :) He has been with Flour Power Garner from the very beginning and continues to be a child/parent favorite! Mr Alex has past experience in non profit management and sales/marketing as well as marriage counseling alongside his wife, Sarah! His favorite thing to make is pizzas...from scratch! Mr Alex states " I love working with kids because they always laugh at my jokes!" I think it's safe to say, Mr Alex is one of our most popular and highly requested staff member we have!

Hayley N

Hayley N

Instructor

Meet Miss Hayley! Miss Hayley will be a High School Senior, graduating in the Spring of 2021. She plans to go to Nursing school after High School and desires a career in Pediatric Development with a focus on children with Special Needs. Miss Hayley says "I love working with children because they are bright, positive and see the world differently, which makes me happy!" Her favorite things to cook is chicken alfredo and baking cupcakes, but always looks forward to making molten lava cakes with the kids at Flour Power, especially!

Milissa F

Milissa F

Summer Camp Manager

Meet Miss Milissa! Miss Milissa was one of Flour Power Garner's original staff Instructors when we first opened and recently came back to help manage our Summer Camps this Summer. Miss Milissa began working with children 20 years ago as a residential counselor. Miss Milissa states "I absolutely love being a part of helping children learn and grow!" During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her four children, taking beach trips, camping trips and swimming. Her favorite things to cook are baked ziti and banana split cake!

Sieara B

Sieara B

Instructor

Meet Miss Sieara! Miss Sieara will be headed off to college Fall 2020 to study Sonography, but still plans to come home one or two weekends a month to help teach classes and parties. Miss Sieara's favorite things to cook are all different types of pasta dishes and baking brownies! Miss Sieara says she loves working with kids because they are so creative, energetic and always brighten up her day!

Kayden M

Kayden M

Instructor

Meet Miss Kayden! Miss Kayden will be graduating high school in the Fall of 2021 and plans to go to college to be a Marine Biologist. She would love to get in to UCLA! She also has a passion for cosmetology and loves dabbling in makeup. Miss Kayden loves baking and especially loves baking all types of cookies! She says she loves working with children and the kids at camp at Flour Power because they keep her busy and provide endless laughs and entertainment. She states "There is never a boring moment when you're around kids and they are always so much FUN!"

Riann Potts

Riann Potts

Garner Studio Owner

My name is Riann, (pronounced "Ryan") and I am the happy owner of the Flour Power Garner Studio! We opened our doors September 1st 2019 and have really enjoyed getting to know all of the families that have come to our events, classes and camps over the past year! My background is actually in healthcare, as I am also a nurse! I went to Nursing School in Wilson, NC right out of High School and practiced nursing for about 15 years before deciding to stay home with my youngest daughter, as a stay at home mom. I really wanted a career change, and I loved the concept of cooking with children, 2 things I am very passionate about, so Flour Power seemed like the perfect avenue for me! The community support has been extremely humbling and so very much appreciated! Each and every one of you and your children that have entered our studio are very special to us at Flour Power Garner. Our number one goal for every child that enters our doors is they have FUN and stay SAFE in our care. We have so much fun in our studio, making fun and lasting memories with all the families in the community!