Board of Directors
Sarah moved to Enumclaw in 2013 for her husband Adam and his daughter Lauren, who were both raised in Enumclaw. Now mom of three, she is excited to be closely connected to the community and school district, and helping add to her kids' educational experiences. Watching her parents closely for years in their volunteer efforts and work with non-profits, she has grown up with a servant’s heart wanting to give back wherever and whenever possible. Sarah graduated with a BA in Interior Design from Seattle Pacific University in 2009, and now works as the Office Manager at Sunrise Elementary.
Anthony moved to Enumclaw in 2010 while still serving in the US Navy as an Engineering Watch Supervisor aboard the USS Michigan SSGN, putting down roots with his wife Michelle, wanting the small town country life. They have raised two boys, Connor and Camden, who both attend Sunrise Elementary. Michelle supports the school by being a member of the PTO, while Anthony supports the community as a Member of the Enumclaw City Council. Anthony has always put community first, whether it's volunteering, coaching, or being an advocate for the community. Anthony believes in providing the resources that our children need to stay competitive in an ever-changing environment. He believes that learning is a life long endeavor. Besides his degrees in Energy Management and Electrical Systems from Bismark State, he has certifications in Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma for University of Washington and Villanova University. He says his next step is going to the University of Washington for his MBA but admits that family and community come first. In his spare time, you can find him on the sideline or in the dugout for his boys. He currently works for Equinix Inc. as a Program and Project Manager.
Amy has always loved Enumclaw and convinced her husband, John, to move here in 2000. Her love of making lists and wanting to help wherever help is needed has led her to numerous volunteer opportunities and leadership roles in the community. She has always had a passion for education and would love to be a professional student. Amy received a degree in International Business and a degree in Foreign Language and Literature from Washington State University and worked for The Boeing Company until she found her real passion, being a mom to her two sons, Jackson and Caden.
Vanessa grew up in Ravensdale and graduated from Tahoma High School. She married her husband Andy in 2005 and they bought their first house in Enumclaw in 2006 as they knew that was where they wanted to raise a family. She spent 14 years in accounts payable and Andy was a Superintendent for 15 years both based in Tukwila. They have two young sons Wyatt and Emmitt and as they entered the Enumclaw school district they decided it was time to get more involved in the community they have grown to love so much. In 2017 Vanessa became a full time mom and is now Substitute Para Educator for the Enumclaw School District and loves helping out anywhere and anyway she can. Andy has moved to a new company that puts him closer to home and is an assistant coach for the Enumclaw Yellow Jackets Jr. Wrestling club. As a family they love being outdoors, fishing, camping, hiking and snowmobiling. Vanessa is excited to join the foundation and learn more ways to help our district.
Enumclaw is the only place Shannon has ever considered home. After pastry school she realized this small town was the only place to raise a family with husband Matt. She is well grounded having been raised in a home that taught her the importance of hard work and a strong sense of self. It wasn’t until Kendrick and Julia, ages 13 and 10, came into her life that she realized a bigger picture, one of community. Shannon donates her time and energy to local non-profits. She keeps her inner peace through baking, camping, crafting and spending time at the beach.
Dr. Shaun V. Carey
Dr. Shaun V. Carey is in his first year as Superintendent of the Enumclaw School District and is making every effort to foster and cultivate the inclusive culture and partnerships to ensure the continued success of Enumclaw and Black Diamond students, schools, and communities. His wife, Tonya, is also an educator and serving as an elementary mentor for the Franklin Pierce School District. Dr. Carey and Tonya have three children, two sons and a daughter ranging in age from 12 to 21-years-old. Dr. Carey's children are the joy in his life and serve as the "why" he is so committed to public education and leadership in schools.
Molly Ladwig is originally from Mount Lake Terrace, Washington and has lived in the Northwest throughout her life. She received her AA Degree in 2012 in Business Information Management from Big Bend Community College. In 2013 she started her family, and began a new career as a Para-Educator Sub not long after. Throughout the years she has also helped with some volunteering in the community for the Special Olympics Program. She continues to grow and find new adventures. Her family moved to Enumclaw at quite possibly the worst time - 2020 at the start of the Covid shutdown. Despite the timing, she has made the best of their family move. She started to work for the Enumclaw School District as a long term Sub until June 2021, and is hoping to be hired permanently. Her family is enjoying this lovely area, discovering the beautiful outdoors, and the community.
Jason has lived in Enumclaw with his wife Robin (a teacher in the White River School District) since 2000. Since that time, they have welcomed three children Lincoln, Ruby and Parker. Jason is a certified rehabilitation counselor working at an aerospace manufacturer in Auburn, Orion Industries. He assists people with disabilities, and other barriers to employment, to gain work experience and to obtain employment. Jason joined the ESF to be a liaison between the group and the STEM committee, which supports the yearly iSTEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Expo that serves all ages of the Enumclaw Community. Jason is excited to be a part of this committee and the students of the Enumclaw School District.
Lisa Phinisee brings a Huge HOWDY from the Great State of Texas. Lisa has severed as an Educational Administrative Office Professional for many years both in Texas and in Washington State. After moving to Washington 6 years ago Lisa, her husband Allen and 3 children immediately called Enumclaw home and they have thrived in its rich culture and beautiful community ever since. Prior to excepting her dream job at Enumclaw High School as District Head Secretary and Enumclaw High School full-time Office Manager in 2017, Lisa served in Renton School District at Hazen High School for 4 years as Attendance Coordinator and assisted it's King County truancy liaison with at-risk youth, Lisa has proved time and time again her genuine dedication to student success.
While at Hazen Lisa also served on the Executive Board of her Local Labor Union as well as volunteering many hours as a member of its Labor Management Team. Lisa proposed and championed the signed passage into the 2015 classified Collective Bargaining Agreement or (CBA) the acceptance of Out of State Experience Compensation Credit for classified staff resulting in the due recognition and compensation of her colleagues that met the criteria. Lisa has a heart as big as Texas, and is dedicated to serving wherever and whenever she can in her district and community.
Lea has been a teacher in the Enumclaw School District for the past fifteen years. Teaching at both Westwood and Sunrise Elementary, she has spent time as a classroom teacher and a Title I/Learning Assistance Program teacher. She is currently serving as Principal of Sunrise Elementary. Lea has a BA in Elementary Education, Masters in Teaching, and an Administrative Certificate. She, her husband, and their two kids enjoy camping and exploring the northwest by hiking and riding quads. She is passionate about serving and supporting all children by working from their strengths. Lea is excited to be a part of the Enumclaw Schools Foundation and looks forward to helping enrich the education of all students.
Bethany grew up in Enumclaw and graduated from Enumclaw Senior High. She has always had a passion for teaching and learning, After receiving her teaching certificate, Bethany has taught in both the Enumclaw and White River School Districts. Experienced both in and out of the classroom, Bethany has taught kindergarten, first grade, fourth grade, and LAP/Title 1 reading. Most recently, she took on the role of Early Intervention Teacher and is now serving as Dean of Students at Sunrise Elementary. She has also begun pursuing her Masters degree in Elementary Learnership as she continues to find ways to bring equity and improved social emotional learning into each classroom. Bethany is raising her two daughters here in Enumclaw. As a family they have a passion for animals, spending time outdoors and frequenting the family farm. She is looking forward to joining the ESF board and additionally improving students' experiences throughout our wonderful district.