Meet the Staff

Lindsey Morris

Lindsey has worked at Green River since 2007 in various positions. She started as a student in the CLEO program, then continued working part-time in Running Start while she completed her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. After learning that wasn’t the right career for her, Lindsey started her Green River career in Recruitment & Outreach. From her experience in Outreach, she developed a passion for student access and helping students succeed. Lindsey earned her master’s degree in 2012 and became an advisor in Running Start in fall 2013. Lindsey also fills her weekends training for half marathons and spending time with her two boys.

Natalie Ramsey

Natalie completed high school at Everett Community College as an adult student and continued on with an Associate degree program before transferring to the UW to study Art. She continued to study Art at Parson’s School of Design in New York before returning to Seattle to complete a Masters in Education at Antioch University. She has worked in a variety of educational settings throughout her career including: behavioral health, social services and K-12 education in schools. She lives with her granddaughter in Tacoma where she is restoring a Victorian house in the Hilltop neighborhood and working in her art studio.

Kyle Stevenson

Kyle Stevenson began working at Green River College in 2017 as an adjunct instructor in the Social Science Division. He joined the Running Start Office in 2021. Kyle earned his bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University and has master’s degrees from the University of Oregon and the University of California Riverside. Kyle loves the opportunity to do long-term planning with Running Start students and see how plans change or crystalize as students navigate their path at Green River and beyond. Kyle loves being outdoors with his family and watching his favorite sports teams.

Devan Bickham

Hello! My name is Devan. I was born in Hammond Louisiana and raised in West/South Seattle. I thoroughly enjoy weight lifting, video games, and drive-in movies. If I don't make you laugh within 5 mins of us meeting then I'm doing something wrong. I'm an extremely nice guy so don't be afraid to reach out if you need anything!

Octavio Garcia-Ruiz

I was born in California and have been living in Washington since the age of 6. I attended Central Washington University and ended up working in various roles directly with students which became a passion. Prior to joining GRC I was at the University of Washington Tacoma. On my free time I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Rosaline Palaita

My name is Rosaline and I serve our Running Start students as the front desk lead.  Before joining our Running Start Team, I began my journey with GRC via our Kent Campus as a Program Coordinator and have had the honor of working with students since 2017 here at Green River College.  During my free time I love spending time with my family, watching football and trash talking Seahawks fans as a San Francisco 49er Faithful! #GoNiners 

Victoria Chandler

Victoria grew up in the Auburn community. She has worked with students in the Kent and Auburn School Districts and community since 2007 in various supportive roles. Some of her experiences include office support, being a marching band coach, and a school bus driver to name a few. She completed her bachelor's degree recently from one of Green River's BAS programs. When she is not at work, she can be found out hiking on trails, playing tabletop games with friends, out in her garden, or playing musical instruments with friends.

Jenny Irwin

Jenny earned a Bachelors in Computer Science from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, and worked as a programmer for her first career. After having children, she decided to stay home. Later she began working in elementary schools as a paraeducator in special education classrooms and the library. She is crazy about cats, and yarn/fiber arts. She knits, spins yarn and is starting to learn to weave. She also enjoys long walks in the woods and gardening. 

Hours of Operation

 Zoom Virtual Lobby Hours:

Monday - Thursday

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.


10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

*For drop-in advising times, please check our Running Start Advising Page

In-person Hours: 

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*Please note that masks are required when visiting the Running Start office. 


Phone Hours: (253) 288-3380

Monday - Thursday 
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about Running Start or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with an Educational Planner please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Virtual lobby: Connect with us via Zoom - see hours of operation above for availability. 

Phone: 253-288-3380 - see hours of operation above for availability.

Visit:  The Running Start Office is located in the Student Affairs Building (SA 135) on the Main Campus.

NOTE: Running Start is available for in-person assistance on Monday - Friday and masks are required when visiting the Running Start office in-person.  

12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3699

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