Staff Members

Sonja O'Brien

Founder and owner for the last 30 years, Sonja is the primary provider for First Friends Home Daycare. What originally began as a way to stay home with her own children quickly evolved into a love of caring for others. Although her own are long grown and on their own she loves seeing the new little ones come in and grow up around her. In her free time, Sonja is an avid athlete, with her newest obsession being triathlons. Additional interests include gardening, reading, and playing with her grandkids!

Jennifer Burns

Jennifer is Sonja's grown daughter, who recently jumped at the opportunity to leave the cube monkey world behind and join her mom as a care provider. While also fully licensed on her own, she is content to be second in command. Jennifer is mom to two of her own, a six year old and a three year old. So life is busy but the chaos and fun is well worth it! In her (little!) spare time, Jennifer's hobbies include building her photography portfolio, cross-stitch embroidery, and reading.