Erin Krawiec grew up in Southern California. She is a recent transplant to Mercer Island, and was a Seattleite for over 10 years before that. She is currently the CEO of her home and manages the lives of three active kids. Erin has a B.S. degree from UCLA and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and has over 14 years of professional experience. Most recently, as an Associate Director at Navigant Consulting, Erin served as an expert witness and testified in corporate litigations on matters related to economic damages, accounting, finance, and business strategy and marketing. Before that, she founded WebWisher.com, an online gift registry for kids and worked in various business roles in the high-tech industry. Erin was chronicled by Fortune magazine in four issues between June 1999 and March 2001 and appeared on the May 2000 cover. Erin is a board member of the Mercer Island Community Fund, a local non-profit that receives, invests, and grants funds to support community goals and interests. She is also an active volunteer and involved in the PTA and the Principal’s Advisory Council at her kids’ school. Erin enjoys interior decor, travel, yoga, and skiing.
Alyson Burks was born in Portola Valley, California and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut. She has lived in the Seattle area for ten years in Belltown, Magnolia, and, most recently, on Mercer Island, where she strives for balance in the family/work/life trifecta with four young children, a wonderful husband and a small business. After graduating from Dartmouth College as a Psychology major/French minor, she was an investment banker at JPMorgan in New York City. She then worked in various roles at the Estée Lauder Companies for seven years in New York, Washington DC and Seattle. Over the last decade, she has built ARB Real Estate Services, a real estate investment and management business. In her early years in Seattle, she volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters, was a PEPS group leader, and sat on the Magnolia Cooperative Preschool board for 3 years. For the last 4 years, Alyson has proudly served on the parent board of the Sunnybeam School on Mercer Island. She is also an active volunteer at Lakeridge Elementary, currently sitting on the Principal Advisory Council. She is also a member of the Fran Nordstrom Guild at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She enjoys cooking, entertaining, music, fashion and design, and any opportunity for hot yoga, Soul Cycle and power walks!