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Sunnyland Elementary PTA 8.3.70
2800 James Street
Bellingham, WA 98225



SCRIP: sunnylandscrip@gmail.com or call Daniele @ 360.319.4824
Sunnyland PTA Board Members

Rachel Lee – Co-President

Rachel is the mother of three up-and-coming Sunnylanders: Teo, KaiAnna & Atlas. Rachel is privileged to nurture health in the community as a family nurse practitioner. Rachel's partner, Ted Clifton, designs and builds positive-energy construction projects, like their Powerhouse which harvests solar energy to run the household and electric cars. The family enjoys learning from nature.

Eli Vignali – Co-President

Eli has lived in the neighborhood for the last ten years and has two kids at Sunnyland.  Naomia is a fifth grader and Giorgi is in the third grade.  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.

Tammi Latham – Vice President of Assemblies

Tammi moved to Bellingham in 2000 from Terre Haute, IN and has a 7 year old daughter, Breanna who is a 2nd grader. Tammi and her husband have been married for 10 years. She joined the PTA in 2014 when her daughter started kindergarten. She enjoys making cards, watching football, and spending time with family and friends.

Tracy Rienstra  – Vice President of Extracurricular Activities

Tracy is excited to serve as VP of Extracurricular Activities this year and to help coordinate the after-school programs offered at Sunnyland. She lives in a purple house with her daughter Zelka (1st grade), stepson Grant (senior at Bellingham High), and husband Rob. She is passionate about health education, building community, making/eating fine desserts, and honeybees. Tracy would love to talk with you about any of these topics and/or your ideas for after-school activities!

Justin Nelson – Vice President of Membership

Justin is the proud father of Parker, currently a Sunnyland 2nd grader. Justin is a lifelong resident of Bellingham, and works as a Real Estate Broker at Windermere. When Justin isn’t helping people to buy or sell their home, you might find him out coaching youth soccer, snow skiing with his family at Mt. Baker, playing on Lake Whatcom, or volunteering with the Bellingham Central Lions Club. His wife Lisa Nelson is the Pharmacy Manager for Unity Care NW.

Jennifer Hayden  – Secretary

Jennifer and her husband have two daughters; Guinevere is 7 and Helen is 4. 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.

Kelly Kangas  – Treasurer

Kelly is the mother of a 3rd grader, Hazel. Her family enjoys hiking, biking, cooking and just hanging out together. They have 2 black and white cats that love to play and wrestle. They also have 3 neighborhood dogs that come up to our house to visit at least once a day. They love their animals. Kelly is a bookkeeper for various companies around town and a tax practitioner during the first part of the year.



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