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ABOUT US

The CERWIB (Chugiak-Eagle River Women In Business) Network helps women in business address the challenges of today’s business world through education, training, and networking opportunities. Our members range from sole proprietors to large community-based organizations.

Meet Our Board

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Kristen King
President

Hello! My name is Kristen King, and I am excited to be your CERWIB President! I was born and raised in Alaska and currently live in Chugiak. I am a wife and stepmom, and my family is without a doubt my favorite thing in the world! I'm a Licensed Esthetician and own Honey Bee Beauty located in Chugiak. I enjoy the outdoors, going on family adventures, and serving my community.

 

I have been involved with CERWIB in various ways for the past 6 years; from starting as a member, to serving a general board position, to Vice-President, and now President! I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed what CERWIB has brought to both my professional and personal life. The connections and friendships I've made have been so fulfilling, and I have loved getting involved with the board and committees.

 

CERWIB has helped me learn to flourish as a business owner, and the education and networking opportunities offered to our members have brought me so much joy. I love seeing our members connect and learn from each other, and empowering fellow female business owners with education and tools for success is so thrilling. I'm so excited to work with this organization in this leadership role, and work with our board to make the next 2 years amazing! I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

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Tara Murdoch-Barndt
Vice President

Tara Murdoch-Barndt was born and raised in Alaska, with Eagle River being her home where she and her husband James are raising their two children Dylan and Sydnee. Tara has been in the mortgage loan industry for the past 25 plus years, with her current employer being Residential Mortgage LLC. Her position as a loan officer has provided her the ability to serve her community both locally and all across the state of Alaska. Aside from her true passion for making homeownership dreams come true, she is also the President for the local Chugiak Soccer Club and is very active with the teams and several committees. Tara enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, soccer, and camping. She is very excited to be a member of the Chugiak Eagle River Women in Business and looks forward to meeting and learning from so many talented women. Tara is looking forward to serving on the board and providing any assistance or knowledge to help others become homeowners.

 

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Cindi Brewington
Treasurer
Cynthia Brewington was born and raised in Alaska. She grew up in Palmer and moved to the Eagle River area in 1992. Cynthia started her own tax and accounting business in Anchorage in 1995 and moved her practice to Eagle River in 2013. Cynthia believes the best part of her business is the ability to help individuals and businesses. There is such a sense of joy when a client comes in horribly stressed out and leaves with a smile on their faces.  Cynthia is looking forward to meeting and learning from  the women who are a part of CERWIB.
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Katie Williams
Secretary

Katie is a born and raised Alaskan, who grew up in the Chugiak and eagle river area. Katie has 3 children, She enjoys time with her family, the outdoors, and traveling. Katie has always loved making people feel confidant and healthy in their own skin. This has led her to seek careers where she can make a difference in peoples lives. Katie is a licensed yoga instructor, certified group fitness instructor, and personal trainer. Most recently she became licensed as an esthetician. She currently owns River Beauty Esthetics located in the Vibe Styling Salon in Eagle River. She specializes in skin care, waxing, and lash services. Katie has created a space in Vibe that is warm and welcoming, which matches her personal perfectly. Check out her Facebook page to contact her!

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Aurora Agee
Board Member

Aurora enjoys working and playing in Alaska’s great outdoors. She is a life long Nordic skier and currently coaches for Chugiak Eagle River Nordic Ski Club.

Her greatest passion is serving our local and statewide community. She currently serves on multiple boards and committees (including CERWIB’s board!) and volunteers her time at a variety of non-profits.

 

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Teena Woscek
Board Member

Teena Woscek is a real estate professional with Realty ONE Group Aurora located at 1830 E Parks Hwy, in Wasilla and she is licensed for the State of Alaska.   She is also an independent travel agent with InteleTravel as well as a notary for the State of Alaska. As a resident of Eagle River since 1991, many may know her from several retail jobs held in the area, so be sure to give her a call if you need help with your vacation travel needs or buying/selling your home or vacant land.

Since her marriage in 1982, she and her family have lived in Grand Forks, ND, Oscoda, MI, Tucson, AZ, and then the Air Force brought them to Elmendorf AFB (JBER) in 1991.  In 1999 they officially became a retired military family after 22 years of service.

Teena was a member of the Anchorage Concert Chorus for well over 15 years.  She received her bachelor’s degree in business/HR in 2013 and then her MBA in 2016 from the University of Phoenix online program.  Some of Teena’s career endeavors include the travel industry, office management, and retail sales management.  Teena believes in her simple motto: “Set your goals HIGH and don’t stop till you get there!”

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Melissa Flint
Board Member

 

Hello All.  I'm Melissa Flint.  I've been a military spouse for nearly 20 years and in moving our family around the world several times, I have learned that tenacity, honesty, heart, and hard work are what get things done. I've also learned that there is no "I" in team.  We need each other. The more ideas the better. The more socializing the better. I love CERWIB because it combines networking, brainstorming, learning, and fun.  Women are this world's superpower and your power empowers me. May I be the same for you.  Bring on 2022! I can't wait to see where it takes us!

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Lisa Hatton
Board Member

 

Once upon a time there was a girl whom had two beautiful children very, very, young. So, to take care of them she worked in all positions at restaurants over the years ranging from server, to general manager, eventually to become a district manager of multiple restaurant's. Which is all well and fine for a resume, but the amount of hours to run a restaurant at any given time is a minimum of 60hrs a week, and as we all know, time is a currency we can only spend once. She then delved into the world of mitigation, learning all aspects of the trade for years. And then, After a full evaluation of how her time that was being spent on others over the years, making other people millions, it was decided, it was time to make our own generational wealth. And as she can now dictate where her time is spent. She is looking to make it count. In the local community, and in then future on a broader scale as she moves forward. The future is looking bright.

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Teri Webster
Board Member

Teri grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and worked in the travel industry for over 20 years. Part of her job was hosting cruises and tours throughout the world. She would travel to Alaska a couple times a year and she fell in love with Alaska.  In 2005 she moved to Chugiak, AK. She continued in the travel industry for three summers working as a tour guide for Holland America. In 2009 she started working for the State of Alaska and became an Executive Assistant for Alaska Energy Authority. And 2019 she changed directions and went into business for herself where she became a trained professional organizer and started Declutter To Move. 

She has been involved in the community through her church activities and hiking this beautiful state. 

She is the only Alaskan member of NAPO, National Association of Productivity and Professional Organizers. She is an associate member of the the Valley Board of Realtors in Wasilla and an active member of CERWIB

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Deaveane Hodge
Board Member
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Heather Sommerville
Board Member

Our thanks to all our past presidents & board members

who have invested of themselves for this organization & the women's lives they have touched.

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Tara Murdoch-Barndt
Emeritus-President

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Melissa Izatt
Emeritus-President
Kristina Dick
Emeritus-President
Shawn Osborne
Emeritus-President
Kathy Holloway
Emeritus-President
Dawn Hoxie
Emeritus-President 
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Lisa Munson

Emeritus-President

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