Leadership

Tracey Frost, CEO & Co-founder 

Tracey was born and raised in Australia. She has lived in New York City for 10 years. Tracey has a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology in Sydney and a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie University Graduate School of Management in Sydney. For 13 years, she worked in banking, most recently as a director in commodity derivatives at Deutsche Bank. Throughout her years in banking, she always wanted to start her own business. As soon as she identified a need in the marketplace for a hip, modern club for families with young children, she jumped on the opportunity. Tracey left her banking job in 2003 to launch Citibabes. She and her husband live in Tribeca with their two young daughters.

Michele Gabriele, Director of Children's Programming 

Michele began her career in education as a pre-school teacher while also pursuing a degree in business marketing at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Michele comes to Citibabes with over 16 years of experience working with children and families, including 8 years as a director of operations with Gymboree. She finds her most rewarding work to be in her efforts to support new families by providing sleep training assistance, facilitating new mothers' groups and developing infant programming.

Sarah Rinaldi, Children's Programming Assistant and CitiSchool Head Teacher 2s and 3s

Sarah received her BFA in Art Education from Manhattanville College in 2008 and her Masters of Studio Art from The College of New Rochelle in 2011. As an undergrad, Sarah was the director of a youth program called Creative Expression Through Art and interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Education Department. Coming out of college, Sarah was the manager of Gymboree in Scarsdale where she taught classes ranging in age from 2 months through 5 years and was the Head Teacher in their School Skills program. Sarah has also taught several mixed media art classes at the Rye Art Center and teaches art privately. Sarah has been with Citibabes since 2010 as the lead teacher in CitiSchool Jr, CitiSchool 2s and CitiSchool 3s. In 2014, Sarah created and launched CitiBox; a subscription based art box that allows all families to bring home age appropriate crafts. Along with the CitiSchool platform, Sarah has developed and implemented many art classes and workshops at Citibabes such as cooking, science, and movement.