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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.

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Board Members

Madden Surbaugh

President

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.

Laura Black

Secretary

Laura began her relationship with Kaleidoscope after enrolling her daughter in the infant room at 3 months old. Her board service for Kaleidoscope began in 2018, as she looked forward to serving an essential local early childhood organization. With a background in school librarianship, classroom leadership and currently serving as a school administrator on Orcas, she brings multiple perspectives as a parent and an administrator to Kaleidoscope in an effort to strengthen the organization for children and families for years to come.

Julia Loock

Treasurer

My name is Julia and my husband, Ken, and I moved from Minnesota to Orcas in February 2018 with our daughters, Ansley and Maisie. After a year of watching my kids participate in some of Kaleidoscope’s various programs, I was thrilled to join the board at the end of 2018. I love Kaleidoscope’s commitment to reliable, affordable childcare for working families like ours while still being at the forefront of innovation in the early childhood education community. It’s an honor to be able to support this organization, and the youngest of our island family, by serving as a board member.

Lorena Stankevich

Member

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Lindsay Jennings

Member

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!