Meet Our Parenting Educators

Get to know the compassionate and talented Parenting Educators Team at Parenting Now.

Heather Gray

Heather is Parenting Now's Make Parenting A Pleasure Program Manager. She loves working with parents and caregivers and is passionate about mental health and helping others. In her time at home, she enjoys being with her family and pets, camping, gardening, and listening to music.

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Meredith Tufts

Heather is Parenting Now's Make Parenting A Pleasure Program Manager. She loves working with parents and caregivers and is passionate about mental health and helping others. In her time at home, she enjoys being with her family and pets, camping, gardening, and listening to music.

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Skyler Wiseman

Skyler joined Parenting Now in 2022. She is a Parenting Educator and professional development trainer for the Make Parenting a Pleasure program. She studied Early Childhood in Reggio Emilia, Italy and in Boston, Massachusetts. Skyler celebrated her retirement from teaching early childhood science education in St Louis, Missouri with earning her doctorate in education, moving to the PNW and becoming a grandmother!

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Michael Finlay

Michael is a Parenting Educator, parent coach-in-training, and advocate for fatherhood. He runs This is Fatherhood, LLC and This is Fatherhood Blog and is committed to building a community of fathers and parents that are fully engaged with their children and families. Michael is a father of an 8-year old son and a 5-year old daughter and has been happily married for 13 years to his high school sweetheart. Michael is quick to point out that he is not an "expert," but has a lot of experience and learned knowledge and is excited about sharing the highs and lows of parenting with others so that he can also be the best dad for his kids. 

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Kalina Glover Moresi

Kalina received her Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Teaching from the University of Oregon and continues her career as a licensed teacher. She has been in the teaching community for over 20 years and has wide experience from directing a preschool to teaching school psychology doctoral students on how to become teachers.

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Sean Cohen

Sean started his career in child development at Cal Poly Humboldt, engaging in several service orientated jobs like street outreach and service learning coordination. Upon graduation, Sean and his wife joined the Peace Corps where they served two years in Yambol, Bulgaria. There, he worked in a center for social support, a day center for children with special needs, and a home for children denied parental care. Sean has also worked at Head Start in Portland, and Google's Children Center in Mountain View California. Sean just recently became a father, and we are thrilled to have him on our team.

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Sarah Maxwell

Sarah Maxwell is a career educator with a Master's of Education and experience in public school settings, Montessori 3-6-year-old communities, and outdoor classrooms in public parks. She finds joy in building community and nurturing families and has a knack for matchmaking people to resources and one another. In her free time, she loves reading and exploring outside with her wife and son.

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Chelsea Fipps

Chelsea Fipps has a Bachelor's in Psychology and is completing a Master's in Child and Adolescent Development. In addition to her work with Parenting Now, she works as a preschool teacher and supports neurodiverse children and their families as a behavior professional specializing in sensory processing and communication challenges. Keeping a spirit of curiosity and creativity is important to all her roles. She loves to read, listen to music, and bake, and spends most of her free time with her husband and four children, working on their small farm or playing one of their many board games.

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