PrepNorthwest spreads its love from the top-down. Meet Patrick Sung, Marci Intong, Molly Metz & Terry Lin. Each has unique talents that make him/her amazing! The magic: the four of them combine their powers to develop ways to give you and your student an amazing experience and work hard to create a positive environment for everyone to shine. From customer service, to curriculum development, systems, and training... to the occasional knee-slapping joke, these individuals get results and have fun as administrators. Patrick, Marci, Molly and Terry are the background and foundation of PrepNorthwest that has been kicking bottom for 13+ years with no signs of stopping!
Patrick was born and raised in nearby Mill Creek, but has spent most of his life in and around Los Angeles. After earning a B.A. in English from the University of California Irvine, he joined the JET Programme and worked for two years as an Assistant Language Teacher in east Japan. Upon returning to the States, Patrick first taught at a test prep center in California, then moved to Florida to obtain an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Miami, where he also taught freshman English. He empathizes with the struggles of young people and wants to see them succeed, which is what brings him to the PrepNorthwest team. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys making coffee, listening to podcasts, reading, and cooking for his wife.
Marci is an asset to every environment she is in. After earning her B.A. in Business with an emphasis in Accounting, she has spent the past 11 years as the Chief Accounting Officer for various engineering firms in the Puget Sound area. She resides in Kirkland where she loves to spend time with her family. When Marci isn’t taking care of the details in our office, she enjoys hiking and watching her children play sports.
Molly earned a B.A. in Psychology from the College of Wooster where she ran cross-county and track. As a National Qualifier and Academic All-American, Molly was convinced she would be a Coach. After spending two years working with City Year (an AmeriCorps program) Molly realized that teaching is coaching. With this in mind, she combined her love of pedagogy and passion for business, and in 1999, became the Director of Score! Prep, an in-home test-prep business for high school students. There, she managed markets in Seattle and Portland before moving to Chicago to manage markets all across the Midwest. After a successful 2 years in the Windy City, Molly returned to Seattle, met business partner Terry Lin, and in 2004, co-founded PrepNorthwest. In her spare time, Molly enjoys running, mixing music, eating brownie edges and solving puzzles.
Terry earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington during which time he was awarded "Tutor of the Year" from the UW WISE for his outstanding success teaching young adults at all levels of math, chemistry and engineering courses. After getting his degree, he worked as a fuel cell research scientist and a chemical salesperson for over 2 years. Soon thereafter, Terry devoted all of his time back into his love and passion... teaching high school students. In Terry's spare time, he enjoys building things out of wood, website design, programming computers and inventing cool gadgets. As you might encounter on this website, Terry is the inventor of his patented calculator slide case, the EZ Graphing slide case, a calculator cover that drastically cuts homework time and eliminates the need for pricey graphing paper.