Junior Achievement in the South Puget Sound inspires and prepares students in Pierce, Thurston, South King County, and beyond. Currently, JA SPS serves approximately 8,909 students with traditional in-school and virtual programs for K-12 students. In 2005, the JA Education Center in Auburn opened its doors, providing JA’s highest impact programs, JA Finance Park® and JA BizTown®, to students throughout Western Washington.

Phone: 206.296.2600
Location: 1610 Perimeter Rd., Auburn, WA
Regional Contact: Megan Sharp

“By educating youths on the importance of savings and budgets, we empower kids to embark on their financial journeys feeling strong and confident.”

Capitol One volunteers for JA Finance Park

JA South Puget Sound Board of Directors

Evan Brown – Board Co-Chair
Chief Executive Officer

Eric Cederstrand – Board Co-Chair
Commencement Bay Development

Nick Frank, CPA
Moss Adams, Tacoma Office

Lance Goodpaster
Franklin Pierce School District

Christina Hatton
Account Executive
Print NW

Kelly L. Haughton
Global Index Group, LLC

Briana Hickey
Neil Walter

Dr. Art Jarvis
Superintendent (interim)
Peninsula School District

Terey Jennings, CLP
Financial Pacific Leasing

Dr. Chung-Shing Lee
Dean & Professor
Pacific Lutheran University – School of Business

Chad Maiuri
SVP, South Sound District Manager
Heritage Bank, Sumner Office

Carla J. Santorno
Tacoma Public Schools

Lynnae Schneller

Dr. James Shoemake
Retired Superintendent

Jessica Sire
Community Program Manager
Columbia Bank

Natalie Vega O’Neil
CEO & President
Junior Achievement of Washington

Kirsten Willis
Regional Director of Human Resources
Walmart Region 60

Megan Sharp — Staff Liaison
South Puget Sound Regional Director
Junior Achievement of Washington