Riverton family finds globe-trotting nanny for round-the-world trip

Posted at 10:42 PM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 11:53:39-04

RIVERTON, Utah -- A Riverton family looking for a nanny to travel the world with them made their pick after receiving 24,244 applications.

Derek and M'Kenzie Tillotson requested a globe-trotting nanny on social media and the post went viral.

Eventually, the family had to cut-off the applications but still allowed people to keep applying and told them they’d be on a wait list.

It wasn't easy, but the Tillotsons managed to narrow down the list to 50.

"Our family at one point just said hire a couple of them," said M’Kenzie Tillotson.

However, Derek Tillotson decided to look at the wait list, which was up to 7,000.

"I was so nervous that we missed somebody," said Derek Tillotson.

That's where they found Alaire Moore, a Texas woman who studies special education at UVU. Moore also spends three days a week working at a treatment center for autistic teen boys.

"When I found out there had been over 20,000 people applying and I had the opportunity just to have an interview I was stoked," said Moore.

With help from Derek Tillotson's sister and brother-in-law through interviews, the family invited their two final candidates to spend the weekend with them in Park City.

"The whole time I was thinking please, please just pick me. This would be so fantastic," said Moore.

That's when they decided Moore was the one.

"Alaire is just a really sunny, happy person. Really good energy and I saw her as someone who would just add to our happiness, to our positive vibes, and the overall flow of our family," said M’Kenzie Tillotson.

Moore felt the same way.

"I could just see me with them just working and flowing," said Moore. "Not only am I getting to help a family but I get to help myself in learning all these different cultures that were going to go to and all these different places that I would never get to go to on my own."

To stay up-to-date with their adventures check out their Instagram.