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
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!
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.
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.
Aurora Agee is the Lending Branch Manager for First National Bank Alaska’s Eagle River Branch. She is responsible for commercial loans, business development, branch operations, consumer loans, and customer service. Aurora and her team can support all of your simple, or complex, banking needs.
In addition to banking 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.
First National Bank Alaska is a local bank with a century of experience, local knowledge and community investment. FNBA and Aurora are here to meet the financial needs of Alaskans in Chugiak, Eagle River, Peters Creek, Eklutna and JBER.
Teena Woscek is a real estate professional with ReMax Dynamic Properties in Eagle River. She is also a independent travel agent with InteleTravel and a notary for the state of Alaska. Living in 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 travel needs or buying/selling your home.
I married the love of my life in 1982 and over the next several years, the Air Force moved us from Grand Forks, ND, to Oscoda, MI, to Tucson, AZ. In 1991 we were transferred to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska (now JBER). In 1999, we were officially a retired military family after 22 years of service.
I have been a member of the Anchorage Concert Chorus for well over 15 years.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Business/HR in 2013 and in September 2016 received my Master’s degree in Business/Office Administration, both from the University of Phoenix online program. I am also a certified Notary for the State of Alaska.
My past career endeavors include the travel/airline industry, office management, and management positions in various areas of retail sales that will all blend well for my newest career changes. I am ready to embrace Alaska’s Last Frontier with great service to all my Alaska clients and friends. My motto is simple: "Set your goals HIGH and don’t stop till you get there!"
Catherine Shuman has lived in Alaska since 1993. In 1992, she met her husband Cecil while working in King Salmon, Alaska and together they started an Air Taxi business which they operated for over 20 years in the Bristol Bay area. For many years they split their time between their home in King Salmon and Chugiak. Their two daughters attended school at Chugiak Elementary, Mirror Lake, and Chugiak High School. During her day job, Catherine works as a geologist and has had projects in Alaska, Guam, the Marshall Islands, Russia and various locations throughout the L48 working in the oil, mining and federal projects. She and her husband own and operate C&C Aircraft Services, Inc. at Birchwood Airport. In 2015, Catherine became the sole owner of Summerlin Oil & Vinegar, Inc. located in Las Vegas and started the business along with her sister. Today it is operated by family members in Las Vegas.
Catherine is excited to serve on the CERWIB board and bring her business experience to the Chugiak Eagle River Women. She loves the challenges of owning a business and the rewards that can come from it and is excited to meet and learn from other women business leaders. She currently lives in Chugiak and is the mother of 2 adult daughters and married to Cecil. She loves the Alaska outdoors and enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, flying, sailing, and scuba diving.
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!
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!