Maryellen has 20 years of experience in the employment and training industry serving in many roles such as Chief Operating Officer; Planning and Program Development Director; and Strategic Partnerships Manager. Her career pursuits have been centered on the employment and training industry overseeing various workforce development programs that assisted the unemployed/underemployed, recently dislocated adults, military, youth and offenders. Specialty skill areas include non-profit development, program design and management, grant writing and implementation, oversight and performance, board and committee development and staffing.
Maryellen enjoys building meaningful community partnerships with diverse stakeholders working together toward a shared impact by combining resources, leverages funds and sharing knowledge to enhance services to the common customer.
She is a University of Washington alum where she earned both her B.A. and M.P.A. In 2016 she was elected as a Commissioner for PenMet Parks. She is the Chair of the Sprint Events Committee for the USA Canoe & Kayak Olympic sport and a certified official; and Board Member on the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation.
When she’s not at work, Maryellen enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering in her community, attempting to follow a cooking recipe and playing Frisbee with her German Shepard.