Board of Directors
The Attic’s Board of Directors is responsible for the fiduciary health and sustainability of The Attic. Most importantly, the Board hires, empowers, and actively supports the Executive Director in preserving and nurturing The Attic’s unique mission to nurture in children a sense of self, a passion for learning, community, and childhood, and vision to be a model learning community. All of The Attic’s day-to-day operations and programs are the responsibility of The Attic’s faculty and staff, who are led by the Executive Director, who reports to the Board.
Board Members demonstrate a thorough understanding of and deep commitment to The Attic’s mission and philosophies; have relevant experience in one or more areas of expertise, including progressive education, non-profit governance, finance, and/or fundraising; and have a consistent record of positive, constructive contributions to The Attic community.
Kellie Fellinge is a lifelong eastside resident and has been a member of The Attic community since 2014, with two high school learners currently attending. She enjoys helping with the annual Attic auction and has actively chaired, managed, and participated in fundraising efforts across her community since 2010. Kellie volunteers as a Girl Scout Leader and CERT trainer. A graduate of the University of Washington, Kellie previously managed and built teams at C.C. Filson, Homegrocer, and T-Mobile before pursuing an entrepreneurial path. Kellie co-owns a small laser fabrication shop and retail space in Duvall and teaches and co-hosts a podcast on creativity and mindfulness.
Paul Ingalls is an experienced entrepreneur and technology leader. He has helped build multiple successful consumer internet businesses in the interactive media and games verticals. These include RealArcade and Smilebox. He is currently the founder and CEO of Ripl. Paul is a leader in the new area of culture hacking, defining repeatable ways to build great companies by focusing on the people and teams that define them. Paul joined The Attic Board in the winter of 2019. He and his wife are the parents of one Attic alumni and two current Attic learners.
Greg is Director of Enrollment Management and Admission at Epiphany School, where he has served in that capacity since August 2010. He and his husband live in Lake Forest Park. They have a son who attends Seattle Academy. Greg earned his BA in Liberal Studies at California State University Chico, completed a teaching credential and taught third through sixth grades in Northern California for 10 years. After moving to Seattle, he earned his MA in Curriculum and Instruction at Leslie University and taught humanities, served on the admission team, and was the Middle School Humanities Chair at the Northwest School for 16 years.
Marisa is a Business Development Manager for Chubb Insurance. The Attic started in her house when she was in second grade and she attended until high school graduation! Her mom, Shelley Maurer, was one of the founders. Marisa has amazing memories of her time at The Attic and she is excited to be involved with the community that gave so much to her. Marisa attended the University of Denver and fell in love with Colorado where she currently lives. She enjoy skiing, hiking, reading, running, and spending time with her husband Andrew.
Karen has been a member of The Attic Learning Community since 2010 and relishes the time she spends volunteering alongside other parents and teachers who are passionate about educating and nurturing children to be the best version of themselves. She has worked as a children’s ski instructor, volunteers as a catechist in a Montessori setting, and uses her apparel design degree and experience to support The Attic’s annual spring play. She enjoyed spending time outdoors with her husband and their three Attic learners.