STAFF

Tracey Gramenz  Founder/Lead Teacher

Tracey was born and raised in Sequim, WA.  Upon completing her BA in Sociology/Spanish, she worked for 5 years as a bilingual family therapist in Pierce & King counties.  After selling her car and discovering the freedom of life on two wheels, Tracey retired from counseling and began work as a bicycle guide.  For 6 years she traveled throughout the NW, Utah, New Mexico, Montana, Banff and beyond, guiding groups of cyclists through scenic backroads along the way.  When not formally guiding guests, Tracey set out on her own, bike touring through Portugal, Italy, India and much of Washington.  Her most formative bike tour came in 2010 when she was 3 months pregnant.  She rode 1,000 kilometers through New Zealand and created her female based travel company,RAW retreats, along the way.  Through that company, Tracey takes women on getaways where they cycle, practice yoga and are treated to gourmet food and wine while staying in premier lodges throughout Washington.

As Tracey began the process of imagining the most ideal education for her rapidly growing son, she realized two things: he needed to be in nature, and she had a strong desire to be the one leading him in that exploration.  With her eclectic education in Spanish, family therapy, nature based travel and business development, Tracey decided to launch Woodsong Preschool.  Her love for children, exploration and community make the school a special place where toddlers, and their parents, can thrive.

Tracey lives in Greenlake with her husband Russell, founder of Fuller Living Construction, and two sons; Sylas (6) and Quinault (3).

Credentials:

-Insured

-CPR & First Aid certified

-STARS 20 hours basic training.  State of Washington, Department of Early Learning (DEL)

-Waldorf, Reggio Emilia &  Forest Kindergarten inspired

-BA in Sociology/Spanish, Willamette University

-5 years experience as bilingual Family Therapist, Olive Crest

-Extensive adventure travel, volunteer experience and study through: India, Ecuador, Portugal, Morocco, Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Spain, and counting…