Meet Our Team

Kirsten Jessberger

Kirsten Jessberger

Director

Hello!
My name is Kirsten Jessberger and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be the Director of Building Kidz of Vista at Taylor Street!

I was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington and moved to Vista in October of 2019. In the summer of 2020, I earned my associates degree focusing on child development and education. I am currently pursuing my bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with a minor in family and human development. In my spare time I enjoy going on walks, relaxing and going to Disneyland with my husband.

I started working in the field of Early Childhood Education during high school and I never looked back! I have worked in classrooms since 2015 with children ages 2 months to 10 years in age. I had the honor of being the lead school age teacher for three years in the daycare center that I went to as a child. I have been working at this location since January of 2021 with the infants.

I am excited to get to know you and your kiddos!

Tex Vertongen

Tex Vertongen

Owner

Hi!

My name is Tex and I am originally from New Zealand. I have lived in SoCal since 2007 and have been married since 1996. I live in Fallbrook with our eight children. My wife and I have a passion for nurturing children and take great joy in watching them grow and develop their personalities. We’re involved in the county’s foster and adoption system. Our love for children and desire to make a difference drives us to be the best and we are excited to be a part of the Building Kidz Family!