Island Tribe Radio

Peggy and Woody talk Programs, Parents and Good Clean Family Fun
Peggy Rubens-Ellis and Woody Pollock interview locals that work with or interact with island youth.  For an island of around 10,000, we have an incredible range of skilled people with interesting backgrounds and philosophies.   Peggy and Woody dig into their passions, their programs and how they help to make Vashon Island an amazing place to grow up–from birth to graduation.   Join us as we interview everyone from a piano teacher to a physician and learn a Parenting Tip from each of our guests.

Peggy Rubens-Ellis earned her M.Ed. in K-12 Guidance Counseling from Seattle Pacific University and is a parent coach certified by Parent Coach International.    She also is trained in Strengthening Families, Positive Discipline and is a trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid.  Peggy has traveled around the state (and nation) doing workshops on the topic of relational aggression and creating emotionally safe schools.  She has also facilitated workshops for building family connections including My Mother and Me and Scavenger Hunts.   Peggy is a coalition sector leader for Vashon Island to Reduce Youth Substance Abuse.   Catch up with Peggy on her website and blog

Woody Pollock is a relative new comer to Vashon Island having relocated to The Rock in 2014. He received his masters in Clinical Psychology from Leadership Institute of Seattle and practices as a psychotherapist with offices on Vashon and in West Seattle.  Woody’s passion for community involvement is evident through work with VARSA, teaching in Vashon Island schools, leading parent education workshops and facilitating Mental Health First Aid training.  Woody is a step parent to two older teens who grew up on Vashon and continually challenge his world view and patience.