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Lindsey McGrew

McGrew, Lindsey

Job Title: Executive Director
Company: The Madrone School
Industry: Nonprofit, Education, Entrepreneurship
Mentor Since: Fall 2021
Will Mentor: Undergrad Students

Job Description

The Executive Director is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the clinic and school, as well as planning and arranging positive behavior influences to accelerate employee performance and results. Job duties include managing budgets, strategic planning, operations, student advancement, and fundraising goals.

Company Description

The Madrone School is a private, nonprofit that provides educational and therapeutic services to children with autism in an all-day, year-round program.

Employment History

Founder and Executive Director of The Madrone School (2015-2021)
Seattle University Graduate Assistant (2014-15)
E-Commerce Founder (2009-2013)


-Masters of Business Administration from Seattle University
-Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences (emphasis on Business, Women's Studies & Communication) from Washington State University

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

I prefer to allow mentees to present challenges/obstacles they are facing and questions they might have regarding business startup/founding a business. I am open to discussing anything from (but not limited to) startups, challenging work environments/conversations, nonprofits, fundraising, business operations, strategic planning, and business plans.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

I hope to hold meetings at a mutually agreed upon location and time. Possibilities include Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Seattle, Bothell, Woodinville from 9am to 3pm.

Additional Information

-The Madrone School was the 2016 Seattle University Business Plan Competition 1st Place Winner
-Lindsey is the current Vice President of the Women of Seattle University Alumni Chapter