Dr. Tammy Marino

Executive Director

Education: Doctorate in Educational Leadership, MBA

Experience: Over 25 years of experience in Early Learning and Education

Ask Phoenix Solutions founder and Executive Director, Tammy Marino, has over 20 years experience providing professional development.  As an Oregon Registry Master Trainer, she has provided training and presentations locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally. Tammy has served the Early Learning and Education systems in Oregon for over 10 years; providing expertise for systems building and organizational development.  She is active in several statewide committees and organizations and has been published in the National Afterschool Association’s Afterschool Today Publication multiple times. Tammy@askphoenixsolutions.com

We are dedicated to providing you with the resources to do more with what you have, build on what you know, and help you improve the quality of your practice. We believe that it is important to have fun along the way and to recognize and celebrate all you do.


Molly Skarphol

Director of Professional Development Programs

I’ve been interested in helping people learn things for as long as I can remember. I received my B.S. in Elementary Education from Western Oregon University and an A.A. in Graphic Design from Portland Community College and am very excited to be putting both of my degrees to good use at Ask Phoenix Solutions! When I’m not working I’m spending as much time as possible with friends and family. I have two nieces and two nephews (ages ranging from toddler to teen) with whom I laugh, play and cuddle as much as possible!
Molly@askphoenixsolutions.com


Dean Marino 

Office Manager & Training Coordinator

I am married to the Founder, CEO, Owner, President, and Chairperson of the Board of Ask Phoenix Solutions, Dr. Tammy Marino. We’ve lived in SE Portland all our lives and welcomed a daughter to this magical land of wonder and beauty in July of 2003. We enjoy spending time together at places like the beach, the zoo, and a couple of times, at least, Disneyland.  I came on board at Ask Phoenix Solutions in March of 2013, as the Office Manager, after spending 13 years in a major Portland hospital’s medical records office; I couldn’t be happier with that decision. 
Dean@askphoenixsolutions.com


Natalie Mauck 

online Training Specialist

I grew up in Seattle, WA with my father, mother, and younger brother; we then moved to Wenatchee, WA where I finished middle and high school. My husband, Alex, is from Sandpoint, ID; we married summer of 2012 after meeting through mutual friends in college. My hobbies include: crafting, photography, cooking, reading, and spending time outdoors. Alex and I also enjoy trying out Portland’s great restaurants, cafés and coffee shops.
Natalie@askphoenixsolutions.com


Raylene Donaldson

Quality and Professional Development Specialist, featured trainer

I have always enjoyed the company of young children and have nine years of classroom experience in early childhood settings. I am passionate about education - especially early childhood. As a Certified Master Trainer I have the privilege of helping early childhood educators reach their professional development and quality improvement goals. I graduated from Warner Pacific College with degrees in Human Development and Organizational Leadership. I live in Colton, Oregon with my wonderful husband and three amazing children. When I have extra time (which is not often) I enjoy practicing yoga, running, singing and crocheting.
Raylene@askphoenixsolutions.com