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Sunnyland Elementary PTA 8.3.70
2800 James Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

SCRIP: or call Daniele @ 360.319.4824

2017-2018 Sunnyland PTA Board Members

Rachel Lee – Co-President

Rachel Lee is going into her 2nd year as PTA co-president and her 4th year as a Sunnyland Mom. She is mother of 4 hens, 3 humans, 2 cats, and a host of beneficial microbes as heavy as her brain. Of her humans: Teo is in 3rd grade, KaiAnna in 1st, and Atlas is up & coming. When she is not completely absorbed with nurturing animals, plants, and invisible forces, Rachel works as a Family Nurse Practitioner doing the same. She is privileged to promote wellness in our community through holistic health education.

Eli Vignali – Co-President

Eli has lived in the Sunnyland neighborhood for the last ten years and has two kids in the Bellingham School District. Giorgi is in the fourth grade at Sunnyland Elementary and Naomia is at Whatcom Middle School. They love hiking, camping and exploring our corner of the country. Eli works for a local engineering company and loves working in the yard, listening to a local band or tinkering with the latest project in his spare time.

Inga Drechsel – Vice President of Enrichment

Inga is the parent of Jasper (second grade) with husband Jake, furbaby mama to a 14-year-old dog, explorer of nature, and consultant with a local civil engineering firm. She will be coordinating enrichment programs for after school activities and looks forward to seeing you and kid year at PTA events!

Sandy Brenton – Vice President of Membership and Media

Sandy has two wonderful kids, Noah (third grade) and Lexi (sixth grade) who call Sunnyland their home. Her family, including husband Will and dog Paddy, moved into the Sunnyland neighborhood two years ago and have loved exploring it ever since. In their spare time, they love to travel, try new restaurants, listen to live music, and play games in the many parks around Bellingham.

Pat Kelley – Vice President of Operations

Pat is the father of Ewan (3rd grade) and Maisie (Kindergarten). He's most passionate about anything his kiddos are excited about. Currently this includes skiing, mountain biking, swimming, camping and dance. When he's not being run ragged by his family, he can be found trying to finish any 1 of the 36 home improvement projects he has started.

Jennifer Hayden – Secretary

Jennifer and her husband have two daughters; Guinevere is 8 and Helen is 5. They have lived in Bellingham for 11 years, and have fallen in love with this amazing town. She works as an Environmental Health Specialist, and enjoys swimming, reading and gardening

Krista Eytchison – Treasurer

Krista and her husband have two children at Sunnyland, Holly (5th grade) and Caden (3rd grade). She grew up in the Pacific Northwest and attended Western Washington University before heading to the desert southwest to teach and attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Happy to return to her roots, Krista spends her days as a Program Coordinator for the American Alpine Institute. In her spare time she enjoys arts, crafts, yoga, tap dancing, road trips, food and any beverage she doesn't have to prepare herself, and exploring the outdoors with her family.