Ryan joined UPrep in 2022 as Director of Enrollment Management. He received his BA in Government from Skidmore College, his MA in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Philosophy and Educational Leadership from New Mexico State University.
Before coming to UPrep, Ryan served as Director of Enrollment, Marketing, and Communications at the Bosque School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has also previously served as the Director of Admissions and Marketing at Metropolitan School of Panama (Panama City), led admissions at Leman Manhattan Preparatory School (New York City) and GEMS Worldwide Academy (Chicago), and was the Assistant Director of Admissions at Francis W. Parker School (Chicago).
Doug joined UPrep in 2021. A graduate of Washington State University, Doug previously served as the assistant director of admissions and financial aid at Lakeside School, admissions and LEEP associate at Lakeside School, and academic counselor at Rainier Scholars.
In his free time Doug enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, playing and watching basketball and football, cooking, and keeping up with an active 12-year-old pit bull mix, Diva.
Favorite Thing About UPrep?
"I can bring my full self to UPrep every day. It feels great to be part of a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community. I appreciate working alongside students and adults who value education as well as being the best versions of themselves!"
Melaine joined UPrep in 2003 after working as the Activities Director at Camp Vega for Girls in Fayette, Maine for 6 years. Melaine has a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Western Washington University. Families can go to Melaine for assistance or questions about our Middle School Program at UPrep. Melaine oversees admission into our Middle School and she is a wealth of knowledge about the program. She also oversees ISEE and SSAT administration at UPrep and would be happy to answer any questions you may have about those tests.
In her free time, Melaine enjoys fitness, paddle boarding, and spending time with her dog. She has a passion for interior decorating.
Favorite thing about UPrep?
"I love the inclusive community of learners we have at UPrep. Our faculty, staff, students and parents are wonderfully smart and kind."
Margaret joined UPrep in 2020 after working in admissions for seven years in the Seattle area. As an independent school alum, she is excited to work with families and share what a community like UPrep can offer during a student's school years and well after. With many years of experience working with Ravenna, she is happy to answer any questions you may have throughout the application process. She oversees admission into our Upper School.
Before coming to UPrep, Margaret earned a BA in Psychology from Colby College, worked in cancer research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and worked in the admission departments in Seattle-area independent schools.
In her free time Margaret enjoys running, hiking, spending time with her family, and eating her favorite Molly Moon ice cream.
Favorite thing about UPrep?
"I love that UPrep is welcoming and supportive. It is great to work at a school with a rigorous learning environment that is still able to celebrate a diverse community of students who learn in different ways.”
Cindy joined UPrep in 2022. She previously worked as the Marketing Manager at Southwest Airlines, Marketing Chair and Website Manager at the Assistance League of Seattle, and Co-Chair of the Associated Friends of Roosevelt Drama (AFORD). She earned her BA in English Literature from University of Washington.