Lindsey McGrew, MBA - Executive Director

Lindsey McGrew is a founder of The Madrone School and has an eleven 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. 





Madeline Frank, PhD, BCBA, LBA, Certified Teacher 

Dr. Madeline Frank has been happily serving children and families at The Madrone School since June 2018. Dr. Frank received her Ph.D. (2018) and M.A. (2015) in Applied Behavior Analysis at Columbia University while researching the effectiveness of behavior analytic interventions on early language acquisition. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with minors in Education and Social Justice from the University of Portland in 2012 before moving to New York City for her graduate education. During her time at Columbia University Teachers College, Madeline worked as a classroom teacher in an internationally recognized behavior analytic school for students with and without disabilities. Her experience as a researcher and educator prepared her to act as both a teacher and strategic scientist, and Dr. Frank enjoys providing continuing education opportunities for clinicians to strengthen their work as critical thinkers and research-minded professionals. She is excited to bring her knowledge of ABA and curriculum design back to Seattle where she grew up, and in her spare time she enjoys attending community events, scoping out new restaurants, or relaxing at home with her daughter, Colette, and husband, Elliot.​

Brandi Balcom - M.ED., BCBA, LBA

Brandi has been serving children with developmental disabilities as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant since 2011 and working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2017. Brandi received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and then pursued her Master of Education at Arizona State University’s Applied Behavior Analysis program. Brandi completed the requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in November 2018.

She has worked in a variety of settings including private and public schools, clinics, and community-based therapy. During her time in the public-school setting, Brandi had an opportunity to work with the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities and help develop curriculum for children with Autism. Her work experience and education has shaped her knowledge and skills and she is excited to bring her background of communication sciences as well as her knowledge of ABA to The Madrone School.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors in the Pacific Northwest, and visiting with family and friends. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child’s life!

Sarah Golding - M.A., BCBA, LBA (Picture Coming Soon!)

Cory Hampton - M.ED, BCBA, LBA (Picture Coming Soon!)

Brooke Bower  - Lead Certified Behavior Technician











Davi Case - Lead Certified Behavior Technician

I was born and raised in Washington state. I attended Western Washington University where I received my Bachelors of Arts degree with a focus in Developmental Psychology, Sociology, and Education. While attending WWU, I mentored elementary aged students and tutored students at alternative schools in the community. I have since worked with children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities in schools and in home. Through these experiences, I have developed a unique perspective and skillset that have allowed me to bring about positive change in people’s lives. 


I am excited to bring my insight and skills to my position as a Lead Certified Behavior Technician at The Madrone School. 


In my spare time, I enjoy conquering the great outdoors with my husband, spending time with my dog and cat, and reading.


Noelle Frankovich - Registered Behavior Technician

Noelle graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a formal minor in addiction studies. She is currently a Psy.D. candidate at Northwest University for counseling psychology. Three years ago, Noelle discovered applied behavior analysis and the wonders it can do for children on the autism spectrum. Noelle has worked with children of all ages in their home, clinic settings, and now at The Madrone School!


In her spare time (when she has some), Noelle likes to attend live music concerts/festivals, wear glitter, read, and sit in giant teacups






Pictures Coming Soon!

Ryan Green - Outreach Manager, Registered Behavior Technician

Czar Nicholas - Registered Behavior Technician 

Lexi Breitbarth - Behavior Technician

Sara Devine - Behavior Technician 

Alison Beane - Behavior Technician

Dylan Benson - Behavior Technician

Maudashley Joseph - Registered Behavior Technician 

Talia Keller - Behavior Technician 

Bethany Purcell - Registered Behavior Technician 

Huanhuan Qiao - Registered Behavior Technician

Jayne Coles 


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, at The Madrone School, provides Applied Behavior Analysis services


Lesa Black - SLP, Co-Founder, Mercer Island Speech Pathology

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


Wesley Edmunds - Personal Injury Attorney 

Mike Laveson - Associate Director of Career Education, Seattle University

Nikki Mahoney - Project Manager, Microsoft

Kris McGrew - CPA/MBA, Director of FP&A and Treasury, Aptevo

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

Blair Perez - Owner, Perez Adult Family Home

Bryce Rassilyer - CPA, Assurance Director, CliftonLarsonAllen

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

10020 166th Ave NE

Redmond, WA 98052

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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