Elyse Nicholson, Executive Director
work: 425-452-9920 ext. 6004
Email: ElyseN@eastsideacademy.org
 
Elyse is originally from California, but calls the Eastside her home after living here many years and raising a family in Bellevue. Previously, she worked for Rockwell International in Public and Community Relations, where she helped build awareness and support for NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. In addition, she served as a liaison between Rockwell and local non-profits, providing corporate resources and building relationships to benefit the community. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Southern California and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington. In addition, she has taken many courses in business management from Pepperdine University. She has served at Eastside Academy for approximately 10 years, first as the Director of Development, and now as Executive Director.

She lives with her husband, Allen, of 30+ years and has two grown children, Alexandra and Maxwell. In her spare time, she enjoys leading a Bible study, playing golf, painting (encaustic and acrylic), and traveling to other more sunny parts of the world.