Meet Our Staff


  • Sarah Mahaffy, Event Manager

    Sarah is a Moscow native. She currently works for Washington State University. She also leads a single mom's ministry called Embrace Grace. She is passionate about helping children and families. If you want to plan a fun birthday party for your kids, host a family-friendly staff party, or anything in between, she is here to help you!

  • Rachel Thompson, Playcenter Lead

    Rachel is a transplant from Alaska. She played junior college soccer for Highline College in Seattle and earned a General Associates Degree. She moved to WSU in Pullman to pursue a degree in Human Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education and is currently playing on the WSU Women's Soccer team. She is thrilled to be on the Bonkerz Staff.

  • Trymaine Gaither, Playcenter Operations Manager

    Trymaine and Sophia Gaither moved to Pullman, WA in 2016 from Charlotte, NC along with their 4 year old son Noah. Trymaine is the Playcenter Operations Manager for Bonkerz and brings over 7 years of non-profit management experience. Sophia is the Associate Director for the Carson College of Business at Washington State University. While Bonkerz has played a pivotal role in the Palouse community, Trymaine believes it has only scratched the surface. "Through partnerships, new programs and initiatives, I believe Bonkerz will not only be a venue for play, but an atmosphere that increases the overall well-being of families on the Palouse." 

  • Nicole Turner, Playcenter Lead

    Nicole is a Moscow native. After active duty in the US Army she returned home and is finishing a bachelors degree in Social Work.   She lives here with her daughter Amelia, loves working and playing with kids and helping build the Bonkerz community.