Staff Overview

Our Dedicated LASER Team

At LASER, we all know that children benefit most when counselors engage in meaningful and stimulating interactions to support development and learning. Our skilled counselors are dedicated to interacting and engaging with our students to ensure quality care for your children.  We are proud to have a goal of a staff-to-child ratio of 1:10. This allows staff to focus individually on each child’s needs.  All of our staff have passed background checks and are certified in CPR, First Aid, food safety, and early childhood education.

Our management team is committed to implementing strategies and practices to operate a healthy and successful organization. We develop operational plans which incorporate goals and objectives to work toward the strategic direction and mission of the organization.

Admin

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Manna Ghandi

Executive Director

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Laurel Gross

Office Administrator/Bookkeeper

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Eric Noble

Site Director

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Kevin Stordahl

Site Coordinator

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McKenna Cowart

Site Lead

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Alexa Schafer

Counselor II

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Abdi Abdillahi

Counselor II

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Will Carlisle

Counselor II

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Sarah Garinger

Counselor

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Jonatan Castillo Oropeza

Counselor

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Marcela Arenas

Counselor

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Connor Raftery

Counselor

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Robby Smith

Counselor

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Ella Ares

Counselor

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Semi Oluwa

Counselor

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Nicholas O'Hanlon

Counselor

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Adia Smith

Counselor

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Di-Linh Hoang

Counselor

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Gloria Djongakoy

Counselor

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Madison Tsukada

Counselor

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“I like all the counselors and how fun and outgoing they are! I also love the games we have here. Over the weekend I actually got excited for LASER! I really enjoy the atmosphere and the mood LASER gives off and this place is just really cool!”

- Hudson H., LASER Student, Age 10

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“I really like LASER a lot! The counselors at LASER are good and they are very nice. I like the field trips we have at LASER and I really liked the field trip we went on today! I also like going to museums during the summer on field trips.”

- Bailey N., LASER Student, Age 6

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“I love playing games at LASER! And I love the counselors because they are funny and nice! I like that LASER takes us on the bus to go to fun field trips. I love pools because we can go swimming.”

- Kyla D., LASER Student, Age 5

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“LASER is good! The counselors are good too! They are funny, kind, and they keep you safe. I like to go on field trips with LASER. My favorite activity is art projects so that you can make stuff for your parents.”

- Ruari H., LASER Student, Age 7

Laurelhurst

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Robby Saunders

Site Director

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DJ Wilson

Site Coordinator

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Monteze Hodge

Counselor II

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Phillip Tomaschke

Counselor

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Sonja Nelson

Counselor

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Marisa Bottolfson

Counselor

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Muamer Hrustic

Counselor

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“LASER is fun because the counselors are nice and we have a lot of time to play. My favorite part of LASER is the field trips! My favorite activity is choice time because you get to have an option. ”

- Lucy S., LASER Student, Age 10

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“The art projects with candy or apples are my favorite! I like to swim and play ping pong, foosball or football when it’s free time. I like playing games mostly, I played most of the games but not all of them yet! Also, all of the counselors listen to me.”

- Mohammad (Mido) Y., LASER Student, Age 7

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“Counselors protect us from getting lost and keep us safe. I like that they take us on field trips, I like all the activities we do! Foosball obviously is what I like best.”

- Evan D., LASER Student, Age 7

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“I like the counselors! I like how they take care of me. I like how sometimes we just hang out. I like the field trips and the pools, it’s fun because I love going swimming! I like playing the group game, dodgeball is my favorite.”

- Natalie B., LASER Student, Age 6