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
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.
Theresa Taylor is a life-long Alaskan and grew up right here in Eagle River. She is married to Alaskan wildlife photographer and also life-long Alaskan, Jamin Taylor. The couple currently resides in Eagle River with their two small children. Theresa is a former elementary school teacher with the Anchorage School District and now uses her education background as a goals and business coach. Theresa is the Co-Founder of The Harvest Community, created to help women find clarity in their purpose, and create an action plan to achieve their biggest goals!
Theresa’s favorite quote is, “A plan without action is just a dream.”
Theresa is excited to serve on the board and bring her expertise to the planning and marketing of the Chugiak Eagle River Women in Business events and education committee. She encourages everyone, that to really feel connected and involved, find a place to serve in your community… and why not start here with the CER Women in Business?!
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.
Kristen King is a resident of Chugiak Alaska, and is the owner of Honey Bee Beauty. She is a licensed esthetician and offers skin care and lash extension services. Born and raised in Alaska, she loves to adventure with her family and enjoy all our beautiful state has to offer. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of using social media to grow your business with other women to help them reach their full potential.
Melissa Izatt has lived in Alaska since 1984. She grew up in Ketchikan Alaska and in 2000 made the move to Eagle River Alaska with her husband Troy. Melissa has been in the insurance and financial services industry for 13 years. She has a passion meeting new people and helping them achieve financial security. In March of 2013, she got the opportunity to open up her own COUNTRY Financial office right here in her home community. She enjoy fishing, golfing, cooking and traveling. Melissa is proud to be a member of the Chugiak Eagle River Women in Business. She is honored to meet so many talented women. Melissa looks forward to serving on the board as well as the insurance and financial needs of the community.
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!"