Shayne Olson

Upper and Middle School Communications

Director of Strategic Communications


I’ve spent my entire career—more than 25 years—working in communications and marketing on campuses, and I’m particularly proud of the work I’ve done here at Menlo. I joined Menlo School’s communications team in July 2015 as the Associate Director of Communications and was named the Director of Communications in 2022. I love being part of a creative, collaborative team and working with people who share my passion for Menlo’s mission and values.

Prior to Menlo, I served as the Marketing Director of Music@Menlo for seven years and worked at Stanford Live where my tenure included two years as the Director of Marketing and Communications. I’ve also worked in alumni relations and development at the Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Oregon, and served as vice president on the board of directors for the Children’s Center of the Stanford Community.

Outside of work, I spend as much time as possible with my family. We enjoy craft and tinkering projects, backyard campouts, basketball and volleyball games, beach getaways, and road trips to see family in Oregon and Idaho.