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Kaleidoscope Preschool and Child Care Center

The Mission of Kaleidoscope is to offer safe, affordable, consistent, high-quality Preschool and child care services while supporting the families of Orcas Island.


Board Members

Madden Surbaugh


Madden Surbaugh moved to San Juan Island in 2003 to work as the Sous Chef at the venerable Duck Soup Inn. He opened his own restaurant, Steps Wine Bar & Café, in down-town Friday Harbor in May of 2005 to much critical acclaim. Madden was featured as “One of the Best Chefs in the Northwest” on KCTS 9 television, received the “Award of Unique Distinction” for his beverage program from Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and was featured on the Food Networks “Rachel Ray’s Vacations”. Madden relocated to Orcas Island in early 2010 after closing Steps. In the spring of 2010 Madden opened The Quilted Pig Restaurant in the Historic Rosario Mansion. The Quilted Pig closed after the 2010 season and Madden served as the Catering & Special Events Chef at The Outlook Inn & New Leaf Café for the 2011-2013 seasons. In the fall of 2013 Madden joined the Orcas Food Co-op steering committee as a consultant on the new Co-op. In January 2014 Madden accepted the position of Assistant GM at the Orcas Food Co-op, serving as the Assistant GM until August 2019. In September of 2019 Madden started his new career as the Food Services Director for the Orcas Island Public School District. Madden has always been active in the community, serving on the Friday Harbor Chamber of Commerce Board from 2006-2010, the San Juan County Visitors Bureau from 2006-2011 and most recently as a board member and president of the Kaleidoscope board.

Madden has also been a long time supporter and promoter of the Farmers & Ranchers in San Juan County. He was a founding member of the San Juan County Agricultural Committee where he spearheaded the Island Certified Local program, now known as Island Grown. In 2007 Madden helped to start the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild, a non-profit with the mission to “foster a vibrant, resilient and sustainable local agriculture and food system in San Juan County, Washington”. Serving as an Ag Guild board member until 2010, Madden helped with site location, preliminary business plan, viability, fundraising and purchase of the Brickworks building in Friday Harbor, now year round home to the San Juan Island Farmers Market and Friday Harbor Art Market. Madden rejoined the Ag Guild board in 2015 serving until 2018.

Maddens wife, Megan Surbaugh, is a Dental Hygienist who donates her time with the local dental van. Their six year old daughter Francesca, or Frankie as she prefers, attended Kaleidoscope from 6 months old until she started Kindergarten in September.

Regan Vaughn

Vice President

Regan's island roots go back to his childhood. Growing up, he spent his summers and holidays on the island, and jumped at an opportunity to move his family here in 2012. After studying engineering in college and a spending 20+ years in the hospitality industry, Regan draws on his past experiences to contribute to the Orcas Community as a former board member and volunteer coordinator at the Orcas Montessori School; a member of Montessori Advocacy for Public Schools; a founding organizer of the Annual Hops on the Rock Beer Festival; a regular volunteer at Orcas Island Elementary School; and a proud member of the Orcas Island Booster Club. After running Food & Beverage at Rosario Resort for several years, Regan now owns/operates two local businesses: Smokestack Services (Chimney Sweeping, Inspection and Consulting) and Draftworks (Draft Beer System Maintenance). He is the proud father of three island children - Atticus, Miette and Rowan (currently at Kaleidoscope) - and loving partner of Karen Meng. He brings experience in workplace systems/policy and hopes his strong belief positive work culture will help to grow and guide Kaleidoscope during his time on the board.

Lindsay Jennings


Lindsay fell in love with Orcas growing up as a camper and volunteer at Camp Orkila. Her island life dreams came true in 2018 when she settled on the island with her partner and young daughter, and is amazed each day at the sheer beauty and magic of the island and its wonderful community. In her professional life, Lindsay has been involved in nonprofit management for more than 15 years and is passionate about leveraging her expertise and passion for supporting access to high quality childcare and early learning opportunities for Kaleidoscope kids!

Amanda Caps


Amanda and family moved to Orcas Island in December of 2019...just in time for the pandemic to start. Kaleidoscope has been the center of our community on the island. I am so thankful for all of the kind hearted folks I have met through Kaleidoscope. Forest School is one of the big reasons why our family chose Orcas Island as our home. I grew up in the interior of Alaska and spent countless hours outside playing, imagining, and running free. Camping, boating, hiking, and exploring are some of my favorite activities. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I have seen many studies that show the importance and value of time spent in childhood unstructured, outdoors. There are direct physical and mental health benefits related to this style of education. Time spent outdoors is priceless. Children are better able to regulate their bodies and emotions. It is imperative to me that I give our kiddo that wonderful start and do my part to help Kaleidoscope on its mission to provide reliable, high-quality childcare to the community for many years to come.

Renee Racik


J. Renee Racik, MA, Perinatal Mental Health Counselor.

Renee joined the board in late 2021, excited to return to the Kaleidoscope community as a parent, after teaching in the toddler program ten years ago. She has a long history of providing support services for families, including as a doula and mental health counselor, and a brief stint as a toddler teacher (smile). She is most passionate to support the programming at Kaleidoscope as it is very needed to provide accessible childcare for island families (and have access to an amazing forest school, hello!). Renee also values the diversity of students, and the openness of the staff to identify and work with children who need extra support. Renee looks forward to being a part of the board to support the thriving community.

Michele Salierno


Michele and family are one of the pandemic families that moved to Orcas in July 2020. Pre-pandemic we did not see ourselves living full time on Orcas until later in life, but things change and we could not be happier in this community and to be raising our kids here. I am from Seattle originally, thus grew up boating, crabbing, hiking and exploring the outdoors. My husband, Mark, is from New Jersey and loves the outdoors of the pacific northwest and is enjoying exploring all that Orcas and the surrounding waters have to offer. We have 3 young kids, Anthony (6), Domenica (4), and Luca (2). What drew us to Kaleidoscope was the full day Forest School. The idea of having our kids outside all day everyday and learning to be in nature is an amazing opportunity. I am excited to be able to support this great organization and bringing quality childcare to orcas island families.