“The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” – Iyanla Vanzant

 

Executive Directors

Marlene Mejia Weiss, Executive Director of Outreach

Marlene is Parent Matchmaker, Baby Whisperer, and Outreach/Engagement Lead of The Inc. She can be found walking around The Inc. Green Lake checking in on members and listening to their needs (both parents and children) in-between meetings with team members, strategic partners, media, and community supporters.   

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Sarah Beaumont Hines, Executive Director of Operations

Sarah is Chief Plant Lady, Systems Slayer, and Operations Lead of The Inc. As the “Wizard Behind The Curtain,” Sarah can be found in a quiet corner at both Inc. spaces fixing an operational issue or creating a more inspired space to help our Inc. members feel more productive.

 

Community Cultivators

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Erin Kelly, The Inc. Green Lake's Community Cultivator

Erin is Seattle's Go-To Nanny Guru and The Inc. Green Lake's onsite Community Cultivator. She manages the day-to-day administrative duties of the space such as handling all inquiries, tours, member onboarding; supporting online and onsite member experience; and facilitating day-to-day Inc. GL community cultivation.

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Rachel Davis, The Inc. West Seattle's Community Cultivator

Rachel brings a wealth of flexible childcare management and community-building experience to The Inc. West Seattle's Community Cultivator role. She manages the day-to-day administrative duties of the space such as handling all inquiries, tours, member onboarding; supporting online and onsite member experience; and facilitating day-to-day Inc. WS community cultivation. 

 

Playschool TEAM

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Miriam Yoon, Playschool Program Co-Manager

Miriam has a BS in Child Development and MA in Education and has worked in teaching environments all across the spectrum including childcare, contained special education, inclusion model classrooms, and therapeutic programs. Follow Miriam and her creative early learning crafts and adventures with her littles on Instagram @cardboardschoolhouse.

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Jessica Lord, Playschool Program Co-Manager

Teacher Jessica is the co-manager of the Playschool Program with Teacher Miriam where they support the lead teachers at Green Lake and West Seattle. Jessica brings over 15 years in early childhood education experience and has worked in and around North Seattle teaching in a variety of settings such as Nurturing Pathways, Creative Dance, and Roaring Mouse Art Studio. Jessica is excited to support the Playschool team in developing a flexible everyday program that is equal parts playful, reflective, and community-based. 

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Alex Grennan, Green Lake Preschool Room Teacher                                                    

Teacher Alex leads the Preschool Room for children 2.5 years old up to Pre-K. Alex brings a breadth of experience, warmth and enthusiasm to The Inc. team. While currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Alex has taught and worked with children in a variety of settings, including preschool, daycare and summer camp programs. In addition to her other teaching experience, Alex has extensive experience in teaching sign language and working to build confidence and creative problem-solving in children. 

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Danielle Day-Beddard, Green Lake Toddler Room Caregiver

Teacher Danielle leads The Inc. Green Lake's toddler room for children who are steady walkers up to 2.5 years old. Danielle brings to the role her M.Ed. in Exceptional Student Education and Graduate Certificates in Autism and Behavior Therapy, as well as a wealth of experience and passion for helping toddlers engage with their environment and peers in a safe and fun way.

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Aubrey Flintoff, West Seattle Playschool Teacher

Teacher Aubrey is The Inc. West Seattle's Lead Playschool caregiver for the mixed-aged Playschool room for children 1-5 years old. She is a recent graduate of Western Washington University where she majored in Recreation and received a minor in Communication Studies. She has a passion for public speaking, leadership and helping children lead healthy and productive lives. She has been a nanny for over five years and has experience with babies and children of all ages including newborns/infants.