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Lisa Munson

CERWIB President

Lisa Munson is owner and managing member of Accurate Framing Systems, LLC.  A Veteran & Women Owned Business, AFS specializes in wood and metal framing in residential & commercial construction. She has over thirty eight years of experience in the administrative field within various segments of Federal, State and Private sectors. Lisa has been associated with CERWIB for 15 years and strongly believes in empowering and uniting women thru training & education.  Accurate Framing Systems can be reached at http://www.accurateframingsystems.com



Melissa Izatt


I have lived in Alaska since 1984. I grew up in Ketchikan Alaska and in 2000 made the move to Eagle River Alaska with my husband Troy. I have been in the insurance and financial services industry for 13 years. I have a passion meeting new people and helping them achieve financial security. In March of 2013 I got the opportunity to open up my own COUNTRY Financial office right here in my home community. I enjoy fishing, golfing, cooking and traveling. I am proud to be a member of the Chugiak Eagle River Women in business. It has been such an honor to meet so many talented women. I look forward to serving on the board as well as the insurance and financial needs of the community.

Amy Marie Armstrong


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Barbara Eaton


I am a farm-girl at heart, which taught me a number of invaluable lessons: work hard when the time is right or you’ll never get your crop planted or harvested; God and family are what matter most-the rest is just “stuff”; you only get ahead when the whole team wins; and of course-early to bed and early to rise… These truths cultivated a strong foundation for me as I entered the world of entrepreneurialism. I opened my chiropractic practice in Dec 1998 at the tender age of 29. In less than 90 days I was serving over 180 office visits per week. This momentum lead to massive growth and in less then 5 years, I generated over $1.3million in a tiny town of 5000. I attribute my success first to God and secondarily to: innovative systems; creative marketing; consistent personal growth; and polished team work. While still in practice, I began coaching other small business owners from around the world, teaching them the marketing and business strategies necessary to reach 6 and 7 figure incomes. Your Concierge Marketer was birthed out of the rapidly-changing and intricate world of marketing that all entrepreneurs find themselves in today. In addition to providing personalized business solutions for my clients, I also adopt the marketing challenges they face so that their time, energy, and focus is invested on what they do best-care for their customers, while having ample time to enjoy an amazing lifestyle. I bring them predictable consistent streams of new business, month-after-month and teach them how to consistently execute the effective systems to ensure high retention and satisfaction. We’re in this game called LIFE and we’re in it to WIN it…TOGETHER! “You only live once; but if you do it right, once is enough.” G Keller I look forward to connecting with through the CERWIB goup and serving as a board member. Barbara@YourConciergeMarketer.com  Barbara Eaton

Wendy Wiltfong


Feather Skin & Body Studio


Professional Affiliations:

~       Member of the Associated Skin Care Professionals

~       Osmosis Pur Medical Skin Care & Makeup Advanced Training Certified

~       Xtreme Lashes Level I Stylist & Directory Certified

~       Certified Cirepil Wax Specialist

~       Advanced Oncology Esthetics Certification

~       Certified Trainer for Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift

Business Experience:

~       Owner & Operator of Feather Skin & Body Studio

~       Interim Director for junior golf program

~       Director of Communications for local non profit

~       Executive Assistant for CIRI CEO & Board

~       Producer for Coldwood the Movie


~       UAA Journalism, Public Relations

~       UAA Gymnastics Team Member

Community Involvement:

~       Head Coach at Chugiak High School

~       Coordinator for Share the Love, Clare to Clare Fashion Show, Big Brother-Big Sister, Miss WEIO, United Way, Think Pink Gymnastics Meet

~       Volunteer for Look Good, Feel Better

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Karen Hall

Simple Solutions Bookkeeping & Consulting, LLC



Whitney Tisdale

Board Member

LuLaRoe Whitney Camille

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Whitney has been with the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) as the Alaska Middle College School (AMCS) Coordinator since February 2014.

​Her passion lies in guiding students through their transition from high school to college. While she enjoys her work with UAA, Whitney is also an independent fashion consultant for LuLaRoe. She was introduced to LuLaRoe by a close friend and it has been love ever since! LuLaRoe is notorious for their buttery soft leggings, but there so much more! Whitney not only loves the style and comfort of LuLaRoe, but also enjoys the interactions with others as well as helping them find their love for LuLaRoe. If you are interested in hosting a pop-up at your home, work, or another venue, please contact Whitney Email: lularoewhitneycamille@gmail.com


Rebeka Edge

Board Member

Deanna Jackson

Board Member

Deanna Jackson, owner of Polished Beauty Studio, located at Gorgeous Hair Design in Chugiak. Before becoming an esthetician I was in the dental field for 15 years, when my boss retired I was ready for a change. I went back to school and have now been an esthetician for four years. I love doing facials, waxing and lash extensions. My husband Ron is retired Army and we have lived in Alaska since 1996. We have 5 children and 8 grandchildren with number 9 due in February! It is a great pleasure to serve on the board of Women in Business, I look forward to this coming year.


Dana Thorp Patterson  –  Board Member

Dana Thorp Patterson is Executive Director of the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce. Hailing from southeast Alaska, Dana grew up on Prince of Wales Island, traveling outside to earn college degrees – a BA in Criminal Justice & Sociology; a MS in Counseling; and an EdD in Higher Education Administration.  Dana’s professional background several years in law enforcement positions culminating as a Criminal Investigator for Prosecution Services; serving as a VP of Psychiatric Services for Columbia HCA for a few years; and 18 years as Director and Asst. Dean of Continuing Education in higher education institutions.

The Chugiak Eagle River Chamber of Commerce serves our communities by promoting and supporting local and regional business and industry as well as attention to the quality of life for the community. Chamber members enjoy benefits of services including referrals, website directory of services, Business2Business networking, and opportunities to meet new and prospective customers via the Chamber events. Volunteers can assist in the delivery of Chamber of Commerce Signature Events: Bear Paw Festival, an Annual Golf Tournament, an Annual Tea/Brunch, Merry Merchant Munch & Winter Wonderland, the Annual Dinner/Auction, and Excellence in Education Awards. Four easy ways to contact the Chamber:

Lillian Person

Board Member

As life-long Alaskans, my husband and I have “A BUSINESS FOR EVERY SEASON.  I am thankful to be a part of our family owned and operated commercial fishing business, Comset Fisherieswhich provides the best Alaskan Salmon and Spot Prawns directly to the consumer. We are glad to “fish for the people” who choose not to or are unable to get their own seafood. As a support person for  RPC – Richard Person Construction, I assist as needed with the plowing/sanding or excavating jobs in addition to being an Office Administrator.   Personal Word Processing the business that allows me a creative outlet, having evolved from resumes/word processing to brokering for printing of business and social materials and now includes photo scanning and digital support services.

Having lived in the C/ER area for over 40 years, I have been able to serve many of our local non-profit agencies that are a huge part of our community.  As a strong supporter of local businesses, I enjoy helping CERWIB with the events and serving on the board. It is invigorating to work with other business women learning from each of you. Currently, I lend my time to our CERWIB Membership/Marketing/Publicity/Communications Committee and Scholarship Committee where I am an administrator for our Facebook Page/Group site and served as Secretary for the past 3 years..

We have Facebook pages and Websites to learn more about our businesses. Please feel free to check us out at:

We believe in supporting organizations that help us with the continued livelihood of our businesses from the national to state and local level:  NFIB – National Federation of Independant Businesses, NASE – National Association of Self Employed, UFA – United Fisherman’s Association, KPFA – Kenai Peninsula Fisherman’s Association, ATA – Alaska Trappers Association, South Central Chapter, NRA – National Rifle Association, CERCC – Chugiak/Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, and CERWIB – Chugiak/Eagle River Women in Business.


Merry Braham

Board Member

As a 54 year resident of Alaska, and a 35 -year resident of Eagle River, I have previously owned and operated my own small business. I am currently employed by the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce as the special events director with primary responsibility for putting on the Bear Paw Festival, fundraising auction, Beautification Tea, Golf Tournament & Winter Wonderland/Merry Merchant Munch projects. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the CER Women in Business, the Glenn Highway Scenic By-Ways Committee, & the Chugiak-Eagle River Foundation.

Kristina Dick


I am retired Military. I was a Combat Medic in the Army and a HVAC technician in the Air force. Currently, I am a stay at home mom of two children ages 4 and 12. Eagle River has been my home for about nine years. I am a director with Thirty-One gifts. I joined the WIB to meet people and get involved in the community. In my spare time I share the love for the outdoors especially if it seen while riding a motorcycle!

Dawn Hoxie

Emeritus – President

I have always worked in the banking industry. From 1989 thru 1992, I worked at BB&T bank in Goldsboro, NC. In 1992 we moved to Alaska since my husband was in the military and I was hired by Northrim Bank in 1993. I started with Northrim as a part time teller and have worked my way up to becoming a branch manager in the Eagle River branch. I take pride in working for Northrim Bank because they focus on customer first service. I believe this is what sets us apart from all of the other banks in the area. I am also a member of the Chugiak Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, and serve on the board for the Jeff Hill Legacy Fund.

Shawn Osborne

Emeritus – President

I am a lifelong Alaska resident. I enjoy the Alaskan outdoors and all the fun and beauty it has to offer. I’ve even dabbled a little in gold mining in Chicken and Circle. Most importantly, I enjoy our beautiful landscape while horseback riding and camping. When I’m not taking in all the Alaskan scenery, I enjoy my work at Matanuska Telephone Association in the Public Relations and Marketing Departments. Over the last 20+ years I mostly appreciate the community involvement, the friends I have made, and the ever changing environment that the telecommunications industry brings. I have served on a few chamber of commerce boards and committees in the Mat-Su over the years. Currently, I serve on the Chugiak Eagle River Chamber Board, the Chugiak Eagle River Women in Business Board President and I am involved in Eagle River Rotary.

Kathy Holloway


As a 27 year resident of Eagle River, I am committed to the quality of life that Eagle River has to offer which includes supporting our community and local businesses. I am currently employed by DOD on JBER and I am also an Independent Consultant for Arbonne International specializing in botanically based anti-aging skincare products. Arbonne is formulated in Switzerland and made in the United States. My passion for this business is that I am able to introduce colleagues and friends to a healthy product that guarantees results.

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Address: Eagle River, Alaska 99577

PO Box : 770856

Phone: 907-862-0319