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Meet Our Staff

"Children have more need of models than of critics." -Joseph Joubert

 Amy Guion - director

Mrs. Amy earned a Bachelor's

degree in Early Childhood

Education from The University of

North Carolina at Charlotte. She

was a classroom teacher with

CMS prior to opening

Sunny Days in 1991.

Amy moved to Charlotte from

her hometown of Flat Rock, NC

in 1983.


Amy and Mark have been married since 1984.  They have two adult sons, Payton and Garrett.


Mark Guion - accountant +

Mr. Mark attended East

Carolina University before 

graduating from The

University of North Carolina

at Charlotte with a

Bachelor's degree in

Business Administration. He

worked as an internal

auditor with Royal Insurance

prior to Sunny Days.

Mark is a native Charlottean who has survived being married to Amy since 1984.  Along with their two sons, they also have an English Bull Terrier named Tank, and a mixed breed rescue puppy named Callie.


Pam Mullican- group leader

Mrs. Pam earned a Bachelor's degree

in Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma

State University, then moved to Florida

for a job with the Department  of Energy. 

She moved to Matthews in 1988.

She is a lifelong Girl Scout who began

volunteering as an assistant leader in

college, and continued to volunteer until helping with the troops her girls joined. Mrs. Pam and her husband have three daughters and one son.

Mrs. Pam has been teaching preschool at First Baptist Church-Matthews for eleven years. She began working at Sunny Days in 2017.


Patti Pilsy- group leader

Mrs. Patti was born and raised in

Malvern, PA. She lived in Chicago,

Florida, and Colorado before settling in

North Carolina in 2003.

Mrs. Patti has been in childcare for 19

years. She has been a nanny for 10 years,

has worked in preschool with all ages, and

has been at Sunny Days since 2016.  She loves working with

children because it keeps her young at heart.

Mrs. Patti and her husband have been married 25 years. They have twin sons who are 24.


Hannah Workman-

group leader

Ms. Hannah has been with

Sunny Days since August 2020.

She loves working with kids

and is currently pursuing a

degree in Early Childhood


In her spare time, she loves watching movies,

playing cards, hiking, trying new recipes, and spending time with friends and family.



Maggie Gilmore-

group leader

Ms. Maggie went to Sunny Days as

a child, and then started working

here in 2015.


She recently graduated from

Appalachian State with a BS in

Child Development: birth to

kindergarten and is getting her

masters in Special Education. Maggie did her student

teaching this spring in kindergarten at Bain.


In her spare time she loves watching movies, traveling,

and hanging our with family and friends.  During the

summer she loves working at Sunny Days, going to the beach, and catching up on all her book reading.

Sabrina Healy-

summer group leader

Miss Sabrina is a Charlotte

native who is currently

earning her BA in

Elementary Education from

The University of North

Carolina at Charlotte. 


She began working at Sunny Days in the summer

of 2021, and would not trade her experience there for anything.  Sunny Days is one of her favorite places to be.


Jenna Eister-

summer group leader

Ms. Jenna went to Sunny Days as

a child, and then started working

here in 2018.

She is a sophomore at Western

Carolina University pursuing a

Bachelor's degree in Criminal

Justice and Emergency Disaster


Ms. Jenna loves spending time with friends, reading,

listening to music, and trying new recipes.  During the summer, she loves catching up with all the kids at Sunny Days, traveling, and relaxing as much as she can before school starts in the fall.


Ashlyn Evans-

summer group leader

Ms. Ashlyn went to Sunny Days

as  a child and is now a senior at

Hickory Ridge High School. She

is a Student Athletic Trainer in her

school's sports medicine program.

She hopes to attend ECU to

become a Physician's Assistant.

When she has the time, Ashlyn loves listening to music,

reading, traveling, spending time outside, and cooking/baking.


Summer staff 2021:  Mrs. Patti, Ms. Madison, Ms. Maggie, Ms. Hannah, Ms. Jenna,

Ms. Jessica, Ms. Sabrina, Mrs. Pam, Mrs. Amy                       Not pictured: Mrs. Kim

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