Vivienne McIntyre is the owner of Nifty Nanny, a child care business and app-based babysitting service in Durango. McIntyre was named the winner of the Emerging Award in 2019. She is a Fort Lewis College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. While pursuing her degree, McIntyre simultaneously created her own business model for child care services to more closely mirror her experience with home schooling growing up in Indiana. “Support systems are important, and as a teacher, you are one of them,” she said. “Everyone needs a little push sometimes. I love giving kids these opportunities.” When she isn’t taking children on field trips in Durango, McIntyre plays softball, cruises around on her bike and spends time with her husband, Patrick.