ABOUT US

Lindsey McGrew, MBA - Executive Director

Lindsey McGrew is a founder of The Madrone School and has a twelve year old son with autism. Thus, she understands the importance of quality, measurable services for children with autism and their related costs. She set out to open a school to provide a superior and affordable special education for families in search for an alternative to the public school system. Lindsey is devoted to the success and sustainability of the school and she is responsible for the business aspects of the school as well as the non-profit portion where she spearheads strategic planning and development.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences with an emphasis in Communication, Business and Women’s Studies and completed a Master of Business Administration at Seattle University.  She enjoys spending time with her two sons, Grady and Ace, and her husband, Kris. 

Suzanne Murray, MA, BCBA, LBA - Clinical Director 

Suzanne is excited to be a part of providing The Madrone School students and families with a quality, individualized education grounded in the principles of ABA. She has been working professionally in the field of ABA since 2009 and earned her Master's degree in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis from Teachers College at Columbia University. Suzanne is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds teaching certification for special and general education. Within ABA, Suzanne's interests include addressing challenging behaviors. parent training, organizational behavior management, and providing BACB supervision to those preparing to become BCBAs. In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her husband, Colin, and her two children, Calvin and Margot. 

Anna Parks M.Ed, BCBA, LBA - Clinical Supervisor, Redmond, WA

Anna started working in the field of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) in 2016 when she interned at Apex Summer Camp put on by the University of Washington (UW)'s Autism Center. It was there she discovered a passion for working with individuals with disabilities and watching them grow! She has worked as a behavior technician in clinical and home settings, and graduated with her Bachelor's in Psychology from UW. She then pursued her Master's in Special Education: ABA at the University of Washington while completing a fellowship in the Project DATA (Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism) program at the Experimental Education Unit, an inclusive preschool on UW's campus. After graduating, she obtained her BCBA certification while completing an intensive supervisor development program. She is so excited to join the Madrone community, and has a passion for parent training and helping students achieve their highest potential! In her free time, she enjoys exercising, baking, and spending time with those closest to her.

Tiffany Phillips, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA, BCBA Supervisor— Redmond and Early Intervention

Tiffany is so thrilled to be a part of the TMS team! She loves working in schools because of the community, communication, and collaboration that is available in this setting. Tiffany began working in before and after school programs over 10 years ago. It was there that she first started working with students with disabilities. She began modifying all of curriculum to ensure all students could access and be engaged in the program; it was here her passion for autism and ABA began. She studied psychology and education at the University of California, Davis and it is here she developed a passion for early intervention and inclusion. She moved to WA two years ago to pursue her M.Ed in special education, with an emphasis in ABA and graduated in 2019. Other topics she is passionate about include functions of behavior and increasing functional communication. Tiffany lives in Des Moines with her partner and their two cats Ringo and Lucy. Outside work Tiffany loves to be outdoors hiking or by the water. She enjoys cooking, interior design, and training cats. She also plays trombone and performs in the color guard of the Seattle Rainbow City band. 

Steven Sciortino, MS, BCBA, LBA BCBA Supervisor—Woodinville Classroom 

Brooke Bower  - Lead Teacher

Brooke Bower has been a Washingtonian her whole life. Growing up in Kent WA, Brooke began volunteering in special education classrooms as a peer tutor in middle school.  Brooke studied Music Therapy with an emphasis in special education at Seattle Pacific University where she received extensive training in psychology, special education, and music. Prior to the Madrone School Brooke worked as a substitute teacher in the Bellevue School District and for  Seattle Children's Alyssa Brunette Center teaching music, drama, and social skills to adults with disabilities. During her three years at the Madrone school she started as a CBT and quickly became a Lead BT and Enrichment Specialist providing the students with an opportunity to experience music, drama, art, and movement. In 2020 Brooke was given the opportunity to be a part of opening the new Madrone School in Woodinville as the ABA teacher. In her free time Brooke teaches Ukulele and runs group music classes at Music Works North West. You may also find her singing at local open mics, exploring her wine passport in Woodinville, or attempting to walk her pet cat named Cat on a leash in Downtown Redmond.

Lexy Breitbarth - Lead Certified Behavior Technician

Lexy Breitbarth grew up outside of Portland, Oregon but moved to Washington shortly after graduating Oregon State University with a Major in Human Development and Family Sciences. She has been of the Madrone School team since March 2019 working at both the Redmond and the Woodinville location when it opened in January. She has worked with adults and children with disabilities for 4 years but has found her passion working with kids at the Madrone School. In her spare time she spends time with her dog Scout and cat Skunk outside while enjoying the sun as much as possible. 

Czar Nicholas - Lead Registered & Certified Behavior Technician 

My Name is Czar Nicholas and I am a Registered Behavioral Technician from California. My wife and I are brand new to the PNW! I am very happy to be a part of The Madrone School team! I have been helping people with developmental disabilities for over a year and have implemented individualized programs for children and young adults based on ABA principles that increase communication, self-help, social and play skills. In my spare time my wife and I love going out and trying new restaurants. We’ve been having a good time exploring Washington, the state we call home now.  

Julie Crew - Certified Behavior Technician 

Julie is a California native, who has recently moved to Washington after living in Indiana for nearly a decade. She is ecstatic to call Washington her home! Julie graduated from Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) in 2017 with a Bachelor's in History and a minor in Psychology. She has 3 years clinical experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Her hobbies include exploring the beautiful PNW and playing board games. 

Alison Beane - Certified Behavior Technician

Alison graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Anthropology, After graduating, she realized she had a passion for working with children and began working in early childhood education. After about 3 years she developed an interest in pediatric occupational therapy. Through her sister, Alison discovered the field of Applied Behavior Therapy and thought it would be a great way to develop the skills and experience beneficial for working with children with special needs. With the experience Alison is developing as a Behavior Technician, Alison plans to pursue a career in OT in the future. 

In her spare time, Alison enjoys exploring the great Pacific Northwest, spending time with friends, and spoiling her corgi and munchkin cat.

Sara Devine - Certified Behavior Technician

My name is Sara DeVine, I grew up in Seattle Washington. I graduated from Washington State University. GO COUGS!!! I have a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. I have been working at The Madrone School since March of 2019. My hobbies include cooking, starbucks, and napping.
 

Karine Lamarche- Certified Behavior Technician

Karine attended Western Washington University and studied Sociology with a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality studies. During her years there she became a Certified Home Care Aide. Karine has 3+ years experience working for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in their homes. She completed the Right Response training workshop as well as over 75 hours continuing education of intervention, prevention and positive behavior support. In addition to this, she volunteered at a therapeutic horsemanship center designed to aid children and adults with disabilities. In 2019 she decided to pursue becoming a Registered Behavior Technician. In her free time, she now volunteers at a local ranch that benefits at-risk youth. Karine's hobbies include spending time outdoors, skiing, hiking and exploring new parts of the PNW. 

Rachael Cresta- Certified Behavior Technician

Rachael first heard about ABA during her senior year of college at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Texas. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Counseling with a Music Minor in 2018, she became a registered behavior technician. She worked with clients ranging in age from 5 to 18 years old, offering in home sessions. Rachael recently moved to Washington and is so excited to be working at The Madrone School, doing ABA again. In her free time Rachael loves hiking, exploring new places, and trying out different coffee shops. 

Aliya Backstrom - Certified Behavior Technician

Aliya has been working with individuals who have developmental disabilites for about three years, and officially became a Certified Behavior Technician in 2019. In addition to work with amazing students, Aliya loves writing poetry, laughing loudly, and silent films.

Jill Schwartz - Behavior Technician

Jill graduated in 2018 from University of Rochester with degrees in Psychology and Brain and Cognitive Sciences. After graduating, she started working as a BT at an ABA center in Boston. Jill will be pursuing her Masters in ABA at the University of Washington beginning in Fall 2020. Outside of work, Jill enjoys hiking and tending to her plants. 

Savannah Allen - Behavior Technician

Savannah grew up in Puyallup Washington. She Attended Western Oregon University. Where she studied American sign language studies and special education. She became a certified behavior tech in 2020. In her free time she enjoys running and coaching kids sports. 

Jodi Siri - Registered Behavior Technician

Camylle Yamauchi - Certified Behavior Technician

Camylle started working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2015 after graduating from Central Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After working for 4 years in the field, Camylle decided to pursue a Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis. Camylle will be graduating in December 2020, and plans to achieve her BCBA certification. Camylle has a passion for ABA and helping children grow to their full potential. In her spare time, Camylle enjoys hiking with her 2 dogs and exploring new breweries in the Seattle area.  
 

Tessa Littlejohn - Registered Behavior Technician

The school is named after the Madrone tree that grows across the Pacific Northwest. Each Madrone tree grows in a different manner based on its environment. Just as the Madrone tree is unique, each student is a unique individual that benefits from being in an environment that allows them to grow in their own way.

 

The Madrone School is dedicated to:

Providing a space for children to learn and grow

Implementing proven behavior therapies for children diagnosed with autism

Improving each student's ability to communicate

Celebrating the uniqueness of every child

THE GRADY CLINIC

The Grady Clinic, at The Madrone School, provides Applied Behavior Analysis services

10020 166th Ave NE

Redmond, WA 98052

ADVISORY BOARD/ADVISORS

Patti Catalano - Music Therapist, Music Works Northwest

Jessica DeCoster - Special Education Teacher, Horace Mann Elementary, Lake Washington School District

Laura Genuardi - Special Education Teacher, Eastlake High School, Lake Washington School District

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Wesley Edmunds - Personal Injury Attorney 

Nikki Mahoney - Project Manager, Microsoft

Kris McGrew - CPA/MBA,Senior Director of Finance,Neolukin Therapeutics

Lindsey McGrew - Executive Director, Co-Founder, The Madrone School

Maureen O'Hara - Co-Founder, Eastside Prep School

Bob O'Hara - Wireless Industry Veteran (Microsoft, IBM), Startup Coach

Bryce Rassilyer - CPA, Assurance Director, CliftonLarsonAllen

Anne Schreiber- Human Resource Executive

Nancy Waters - Senior Key Account Manager, Image Source Inc.

The Madrone School is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated in the State of Washington.  We accept students irrespective of sex, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, or handicapping condition.  The Madrone School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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