2023 - 2024 PSO Board
Ellen Sontra, Co-Chair - WestgateChair@gmail.com
I am excited for my second year as PSO co-chair, alongside Kristin, for the 2023-2024 school year! Westgate Elementary is a very special place and together we can make wonderful things happen. I have been a Westgate parent since my oldest (sixth grade) was in kindergarten. I now have a third grader as well. My favorite things are watching them play sports and participate in their favorite activities, growing a veggie garden each summer, and enjoying the many amazing restaurants that Edmonds
has to offer.
Kristin Greco, Co-Chair - WestgateChair@gmail.com
We absolutely love Westgate! This is our 7th year here as my daughter, Taylor is in 6th grade! In my free time I love watching Taylor play softball & soccer, my husband race cars and spending time playing with our puppy Riley. We also love traveling and exploring together as a family! I am looking forward to my 2nd year co-chairing the PSO with Ellen this school year and working with our entire team! I am excited to be able to work with such an amazing community and connect with more kids, parents and staff!
Krysta Johnson, Secretary - WestgatePSOSecretary@gmail.com
This is my first year on the Westgate PSO and I'm thrilled to be getting more involved in the Westgate community! My oldest has spent the last two years learning and growing at Westgate. I also have two younger children, a kindergartener at the Westgate Center and a preschooler, who will eventually become Cougars.
Kalina Shouse, Treasurer - WestgatePSOTreasurer@gmail.com
My family moved to Edmonds in 2020… what a first year at Westgate! I now only have one daughter left at Westgate and she is in 5th grade.
This is my third and final year as the PSO treasurer. I am proud of some big tasks that were accomplished over the last two years like purging old files no longer needed, and going paperless with the teacher reimbursements and grants. I changed bookkeeping software programs with the intent of making this position sustainable for future volunteers that are also often working outside the home as well.
Looking forward to another fun year and helping the next treasurer onboard so there is a seamless transition Fall of 2024.
Sarah Lemmon, Enrichment Chair - WestgateEnrichmentChair@gmail.com
We moved to Edmonds in 2020 and have been pinching ourselves ever since. We feel so fortunate to live here and be part of the Westgate community. My daughter is in 3rd grade and my son just started attending Westgate as a kindergartener.
I own Lemmon PR, a public relations consultancy where I help businesses promote themselves. In our free time, my husband and kids and I love spending time on the water, from kayaking and stand up paddle boarding to hanging out on our boat on Puget Sound.
I am thrilled to help with the PSO board as Enrichment Chair to bring unforgettable activities and events to Westgate families.
Eddy Lindenstein, Fundraising Chair - WestgateFundraisingChair@gmail.com
Westgate has been like a second home for my kids for several years. My oldest daughter started here in 2019 and my youngest daughter recently started Kindergarten here. They have really loved getting to attend the school events over the years and I wanted to provide a contribution to those as it's brought so many cool memories to our family.
I coach girls youth soccer in Edmonds (girls from a half dozen schools in the district, including 4 right here at Westgate!). I'm on an HR Board in Whatcom County, I work in software, and had a prior career in fundraising and events throughout Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom Counties.
In my free time I ride motorcycles, a OneWheel, and enjoy podcasting.
I'm excited to see what this opportunity brings and how I can help make Westgate an even greater place than it already is (and it's pretty great already!).
Opportunities within our organization
For details on any position below, please email WestgateChair@gmail.com and we will answer any questions we can, or we will forward your email to the appropriate board member. Thank you!
More opportunities may come up as we get more into the year and we start to prepare for next year. Keep checking back!