Justine Monahan, Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer, Max & Sophie's Mum

Justine Monahan is a ray of sunshine from Sydney, Australia. She’s resided in 6 countries across the globe over the past 20 years and arrived in Portland, OR 12 years ago. She loves life and chooses positivity as her daily intention. Her two extraordinary children are her inspiration and their 3 furry companions. 

Justine is overjoyed to be a part of the Harper’s Playground team. She brings a wealth of experience from her studies in Marketing, Public Relations and Business Operations, her decades of work in both the southern and northern hemispheres for nonprofit and for profit organizations and her 20 years as a meditation and yoga educator.

I’m delighted to be part of Harper’s Playground because I believe that ‘experience’ is the most significant educator available to humans and play is integral in acquiring that experience. Play is for everyone, from 1-100 years. The more we engage in play the better we feel in our hearts, minds and spirits. It’s that simple! Sharing one of my favorite quotes about play, too. “We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.” - Charles Shaefer