top of page
IMG_9653_edited_edited.jpg

Emily Balga

Owner

My love for working with children started at a very young age. I was teaching music lessons at age 12 and opened my own Music Studio in 2011. While in college, I worked at Boys and Girls Club where I met my husband, Kyle. He had the same passion for working with kids and vision of creating a children's success center that I had. In 2017 we opened TNT Kidz Center and expanded beyond running other people's programs to bring our dream to life! We now have not only our Music Studio location, but a Childcare Center for Infants-High School. We offer Music, Dance, Martial Arts, Homeschool and Full Day Childcare. We love all of our students and are passionate about creating an atmosphere of success and growth for all of our staff and students! We believe in family inclusion and individual choice. We are here to support each family and student to reach their full potential! Come check us out!

TNT%2520Staff%252014%2520(2)_edited_edited.jpg

Kyle Balga

Owner

I have been working with children in many different roles for over 16 years now. I love challenging and supporting children along their journey to reach their full potential. I believe in todays world it is important to empower children from a young age with the tools to face and overcome adversity. I believe one of the best ways to do this is through activities such as Martial Arts, Music, Dance and Athletic training. The situations and life lessons learned on the mat, playing field or piano, can be directly applied to everyday life with amazing results. 

SHP_5909_edited.jpg

Erica Ouji

General Manager

I have been around children almost my whole life. Growing up in a big family as one of the oldest gave me many opportunities to babysit, take care of, and teach, which I am incredibly grateful for. My passion for children’s education flourished through college, where I obtained my Child Development Associates at Sierra. I wanted to further my education through Sacramento State, where I am currently working towards my Bachelors in Elementary Education. Children are our future, and I believe it is so important for them to have a solid foundation they can build on. It is our job as teachers/educators to offer ways that each child can explore the world through their own creative lens, which is one of the main reasons I believe in TNT Kidz so much. 

 

When it comes to my personal life, I enjoy dancing/choreographing, which I have been doing since I started in 2012. I also enjoy things like hiking, working out, traveling, and cuddling my two cats, Leon and Baku.

IMG_0694_edited.jpg

Madison Chambers

TK/Kinder Teacher & Administration

I have experience working with children of all ages from newborns to middle schoolers, since 2014. I have my  Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Sacramento State. I am also currently getting my Masters in School Psychology. I have always had a passion for working with students of all ages! I worked in two different afterschool programs and summer camp programs from 2017-2019. I have also been volunteering in Elementary classrooms since 2016. I started working at TNT in September 2020 - May 2022 and I am so excited to be back! I love seeing the kids' smiling faces everyday and watching them grow throughout the years. I am so excited to watch and help your child grow and learn at TNT Kidz!

Screen Shot 2022-12-02 at 1.07_edited.jpg

Meliah Jimenez

Administrative Assistant

Hello! I’m Ms. Mel and I’m one of the Teachers here at TNT. I live in Penryn with my dog Tex and I frequent community events so look out for me in the area! It is truly one of my truest joys in life to work with and learn alongside these kids everyday. 

SHP_5890_edited.jpg

Eleesa LaSalle

Infant/Toddler Teacher

My name is Eleesa! I am so excited to have the opportunity to hang out with your kids while they learn and play. Some things about me: I have worked with children ages birth to elementary school at Sunday school for 20 years. I have also helped with youth ministries through the years as well. I enjoy reading and catching up on shows during my down time. I am looking forward to meeting you all and I am so honored that I get the chance to encourage your child as they grow.

SHP_5983 (1)_edited.jpg

Sara Contreas

Infant/Toddler Teacher

Hello, my name is Sara. I have been working with TNT for 1 year. I really enjoy taking care of the babies, watch them grow and reach their milestones. I am a mother of 5 children, we love going camping during the summer, our favorite place to go is Lake Tahoe we enjoy spending quality time together as a family.

Screen Shot 2022-12-02 at 1.07_edited.jpg

Myleigh Gibson

Preschool Teacher

My name is Ms. Myleigh and I am the Lead Preschool teacher at TNT Kidz Center. I have been working with children for years and I absolutely love every moment of it. I have one son who is my best friend, and my number one in my life. I like to do weight training every morning before work and on my free time. I do anything and everything, never a spare moment!

Screen Shot 2022-12-02 at 1.07_edited.jpg

Trivia Howard

Early Preschool Teacher

Hello there! I'm Ms. Trivia, and I happily joined the TNT KIDZ family in November 2023. With a rich background spanning over two decades in early childhood education, I've had the joy of working with various age groups in preschool settings since 2001. Along the way, I've taken on roles like site supervisor and other administrative titles. I love being in the classroom, creating a positive environment through daily routines, play-based learning, and embracing diverse forms of communication. One of my passions is teaching American Sign Language (ASL) to the students. Outside the classroom, you'll find me leading Zumba classes, adding a bit of fun and fitness to my routine. Of course, my greatest joys come from spending quality time with my husband and two amazing children. Life is a beautiful journey, and I'm grateful to be shaping young minds and supporting my fellow educators along the way.

Meet our Staff

bottom of page