Board of Directors
Greenplay Northwest is run by a volunteer Board of Directors. We inspire each other, support one another, trade our skills and expertise, and work from a place of authentic and collaborative leadership. Our board meetings are open to the public. We welcome anyone interested in attending to please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on upcoming meetings.
Sarah Schumacher, Board President
Sarah Schumacher has been an educator and researcher in the field of early childhood development for 20 years. She completed her Infant Mental Health training with the University of Washington in 2004 and was a Promoting First Relationships Trainer at the Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development. She has worked as an advocate for young children and families with Head Start, Childhaven, First Five Fundamentals, and A Step Ahead in Pierce County. She is most interested in the integration of child development, relationship-based models, and the natural environment as teacher. She is a mother of three young children – Ella (age 6), Hudson (age 4), and Arlo (age 2) and lives in Kent, WA.
Erica Wittgow, Board Vice President
Erica Wittgow is an Early Childhood Special Educator committed to holistic education practices and strengths-based teaching. She grew up in the Puget Sound region with a love of water and the great outdoors. She hopes to support all children’s natural ability to find joy and connection to nature and each other, and believes partnering with parents is an important first step. She worked for the Auburn School District for several years before becoming a parent and lives in Buckley, WA with her husband and son Cooper (age 7.)
Nancy Neal, Board Treasurer
Nancy Neal joins the Board with a degree in Fine Arts and Art History from the University of Missouri. She has served for the US Air Force and spent four years as an Air Traffic Controller, while obtaining a degree in Airway Science. After active duty, she moved to Indiana and spent six years with the Air National Guard as a Broadcast Journalist and earned a degree in Public Affairs. While a member of the Indiana Air National Guard she worked as an Insurance Claims Adjuster then left the work force in 2013 to care for her daughter. She currently resides in Maple Valley with her husband and two children Lilian (age 4) and Edison (age 2) and is working on a Master of Science in Accountancy degree.
Heidi Wallace, Board Member
Ken Kinnear, Board Member
John Caldwell, Board Member
Andrea Miller, Board Member