Meet Our Staff

Administrative Staff:


Amruta Mane
Executive Director
Early education lays the foundation for an individual’s life and I am devoted to providing high-quality learning experiences for all our children. I hold a Master’s in Education from University of Washington as well as a Master’s degree in Economics from Pune University, India. With over 10 years of professional experience as a teacher, I have taught in diverse educational systems and hope to best practices from each to Interlake.

Thank you for helping us become one of the best childcare providers in the area and I look forward to welcoming you to the Interlake family!

Tessa Nelson
Assistant
Executive

Director
I am very excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the Interlake community! Working with young people is my passion and I am looking forward to supporting this program and helping to provide an environment of learning and fun where everyone belongs. I earned my teaching certificate from Western Washington University, and my Master’s in Urban Environmental Education from Antioch University, Seattle. I have over seven years of experience as an educator in different capacities, from classroom teaching to after school program management. On weekends, you can find me outside with my dogs looking for rocks or reading a good book.

Brandon Eller

Operations Manager / Enrollment Coordinator
I grew up in St. Louis, and later attended a small liberal arts school, Drury University. After graduating with a B.A. in Theatre and a minor in Music, I moved to Seattle, and was fortunate enough to discover this wonderful community. Interlake has been my home away from home for nearly seven years now, and for that I am deeply appreciative. I’ve always found great joy when working with children, igniting sparks of curiosity, and supporting their development as they grow into the delightful people they are. I also have several years of stage managing experience with various theatres in the Seattle area. When not at school, I’m often at a rehearsal, searching for the next show, or taking a cat nap with my kitties, Draco and Kåre.