Want to know a little about your PTA Board?  

We sat down together and came up with a few questions to help you get to know us all better.

 


 

NAME:  Erin Thacker

POSITION:  President

HOMETOWN:  Coquitlam, British Columbia

ALMA MATER:  University of British Columbia

KIDS:  Evelyn (5th) and Helen (2nd)

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB:  Commercial Insurance Advisor

HOBBIES:  Shopping, Skiing

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:  Disneyland and Portugal

SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS:  Figure skated for 16 years

WHY PTA?:  Wanted to meet other parents and be involved in my childrens' education


 

NAME:  Alison Larsson

POSITION:  Secretary

HOMETOWN:  Mercer Island, WA

ALMA MATER:  University of Washington; MBA from University of Phoenix

KIDS:  Olivia (5th), Twins Colin/Kenley (2nd)

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB:  Currently works at home for Microsoft, improving the Bing Search Engine 

HOBBIES:  Hiking, Movies, Reading, Jigsaw Puzzles

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:  Cancun and Hawaii

SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS:  I love extreme roller coasters and waterslides.  Someday I want to climb Mount Rainier.

WHY PTA?:  Wanted to know what's going on at Briarwood


 

NAME:  Seung Park

POSITION:  Treasurer

HOMETOWN:  Calgary Alberta Canada

ALMA MATER:  University of British Columbia

KIDS:  Gavin (5th) and Corbin (3rd)

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB: Biomed Tech

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:  Anywhere warm

SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS:  I have two birthdays, the day that I was born and the date on all my legal documents.

WHY PTA?: I think the enrichment programs that are funded by the PTA are incredibly important.


 
NAME:  Nicole Morgan

POSITION:  Co-VP of Programs

HOMETOWN:  Vista, CA

ALMA MATER:  Western Nevada College

KIDS:  Kayden Morgan & Cole Seymour (7th), & Kaitlin Morgan (2nd)

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB:  Major Sales Supervisor at Costco

HOBBIES:  Hanging out with my family, crocheting, going to the beach, reading

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Kauai Hawaii

SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS: I have an irrational fear of sharks :(

WHY PTA?:  I love that I have time to be involved in my kids education. 


 

NAME:  Tira Will

POSITION:  Co-VP of Programs

HOMETOWN:  Seattle

ALMA MATER:  Shoreline Community College

KIDS:  Taylor (4th), Tatum (2nd)

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB:  Owner of Blockwatch Alarm, Pre-Kid: Accounting

HOBBIES:  Family Time and concerts

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:  Costa Rica and Maui

SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS:  I would travel anywhere to whale watch. My dream is to swim with blue whales.

WHY PTA?:  To be involved with my children's education.

 


  

NAME:  Danielle Hunter

POSITION:  VP of Family Nights

HOMETOWN:  Stanwood WA

ALMA MATER:  Western Washington University

KIDS:   2 kids (3rd) and 1 kid (8th)

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB:  Office Asst. (Engineering Firm)

HOBBIES:  Soccer, softball, jet skiing

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:  Hawaii

SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS:  I am a crazy animal lady with 2 cats and 2 dogs! I have my own Noah's Ark! 

WHY PTA?:  I love working with the children and getting to know the local families. My calling has always been volunteering and helping others. It completes me! 


NAME:   Jasmine Brothers

POSITION:  VP of Fundraising

HOMETOWN:  Kirkland, WA

ALMA MATER:  Bellevue College

KIDS:  Connor (4th), Devlin (1st)

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB:  Project Administrator at a Land Development Firm

HOBBIES:  Gardening, reading, watching movies with my family

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:  Ocean Shores

SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS:  I can touch the tip of my nose with my tongue. 

WHY PTA?:  I want to be involved with my kids' school and I want to make new friends.


NAME:  Michelle Splaver

POSITION:  VP of Communications

HOMETOWN:  Vancouver, WA

ALMA MATER:  Bassist College (Portland, OR)

KIDS:  Michael (11th), Jack (8th), Madeline (4th) and Christina (1st)

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB:  Sales Manager for My Local Honey

HOBBIES:  Traveling, Reading, Seahawks

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:  Hawaii & the Oregon Coast

SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS:  I use to own and operate a bakery/cafe.

WHY PTA?:  I love that I am able to volunteer my time towards my children's education.


 

NAME:   Laila Collins

POSITION:  Board Member at Large

HOMETOWN:  Issaquah, WA

ALMA MATER:  University of Washington

KIDS:  Lauren (8th) and Jenna (5th)

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB:  CPA (Self Employed)

HOBBIES:  UW Husky Football, Scrapbooking, Movies, Hanging out with friends

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:  Cabo, Roche Harbor

SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS:  My family is from Latvia

WHY PTA?:  Leslie Kahler asked me to get involved

  


NAME:   Rebekkah Leibowitz

POSITION:  Board Member at Large 

HOMETOWN:   Bellevue, WA

ALMA MATER:  Bellevue College

KIDS:  Grace (7th) and Emily (5th)

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB:   Currently Subbing in ISD

HOBBIES:  Reading, Walking, Friends

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:  Oregon Coast (unplugged!)

SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS:  ???

WHY PTA?:  To be involved with my children and community.


 

 

NAME:   Laycie Rader

POSITION:  Briarwood Staff Liaison with PTA 

HOMETOWN:  Redmond, WA

ALMA MATER:  Western Washington University (BA), WGU (Masters), Seattle Pacific University (Principal Cert).

KIDS:  No kids of my own-- but 700 Briarwood kids!!

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB:  Dean of Students

HOBBIES:  Spending time with my family, new puppy and friends, reading, napping, exercising, and doing house projects

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Cannon Beach

SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS:  My Guilty Pleasure is watching the Bachelorette

WHY PTA?:  It's a fun way to stay involved with parents - especially since many of them have or had kids in my class.


NAME:   Kristen Slocum

POSITION:  VP of Volunteers