PTA Board 2020-2021

 

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TO MEET THE PTA BOARD!  WE ARE STILL LOOKING TO FILL THE VP OF PROGRAMS CHAIR POSITION.  WE ARE ALL EAGER TO MEET YOU AND WORK WITH YOU TO SERVE OUR BRIARWOOD ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY! 

 

 

PRESIDENT- Lena Wiegering

HOMETOWN:  Bremerton, WA

ALMA MATER:  University of Washington (Go Dawgs!)

KIDS:  Isaac 3rd grade and Isabel 9th grade

CURRENT JOB:  Sr. Manager Americas Cloud Provider Marketing at VMware

HOBBIES:  So Many!  I love spending time with my kids, watching movies, the Seahawks, the Huskies, playing soccer, hiking, camping and volunteering with the PTA

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:  Puerto Vallarta, MX and Beverly Beach, OR

WHY PTA?:  I love being a part of the PTA and giving my time because of the great people I get to meet and spend time with, the chance to get to know Briarwood staff inside and outside the classroom, and help enrich the lives of Briarwood students.



SECRETARY- Jen Ferris Gardiner

HOMETOWN: Balikpapan, Indonesia 

ALMA MATER: University of Washington and Washington State University   

KIDS:  Lachlan (3rd) and Mason (8th)

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB: Archaeologist

HOBBIES:  Cooking, hiking, kayaking, camping, traveling, movies

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Hawaii and Disneyworld

WHY PTA?: PTA is a wonderful avenue to provide support, engagement, and enrichment to our Briarwood students. I'm excited to be involved with the PTA!


 

 

TREASURER- Megan Raak

HOMETOWN:  Swanton, Vermont

ALMA MATER:  University of Evansville

KIDS:  Chael (6th), Ben (4th), Joss (2nd)

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB: Physical Therapy

HOBBIES:  Downhill Skiing

WHY PTA?: Love to be involved with my boys' educational experience. 


VP OF COMMUNICATIONS- Chrislyn Johnson

HOMETOWN:  Tacoma, Wa

ALMA MATER:  Washington State University 

KIDS:   Holland (4th), Bennett (3rd), Cameron (Kindergarten), and Brooklyn (3 years old) 

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB:  Stay-at-home mom

HOBBIES: Running, biking, art, baking, reading

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:  Hawaii and Suncadia

WHY PTA?:  My mom was very involved in the PTA when I was a child. This left a lasting impression of the importance of parent volunteers. Once my kids entered school, I could not wait to get involved! 


CO-VP FAMILY NIGHT- Katie Moller

HOMETOWN: Issaquah, Wa

ALMA MATER: Western Washington Univeristy

KIDS: Avery (4th) and Zoe (1st)

CURRENT OR PRE-KID JOB: Specialist Project Coordinator for Influence the Choice 

HOBBIES: Swimming and Hiking

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Hawaii

WHY PTA?: Community


CO-VP FAMILY NIGHT- Kelly Sanford

HOMETOWN: Spokane, Wa

ALMA MATER: University of Washington

KIDS: Andie and Hayden (1st)

CURRENT OR PRE-KID JOB: Preschool Teacher

HOBBIES: Reading, spending tine with friends, biking, paddle boarding

WHY PTA: Building Community!


VP OF FUNDRAISING- Jessica Ball

HOMETOWN: Arlington Heights, IL

ALMA MATER: Iowa State University

KIDS: Adelyn (2nd) and Charlotte (Pre-K)

CURRENT OR PRE-KID JOB: Boeing engineer "retired 2019"

HOBBIES: Parenting

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Disneyland and San Diego

WHY PTA?: Build Community


 

HOMETOWN:  St. Louis, Mo

KIDS: Lydia (6th) and Wilhelm (2nd)

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB:  Financial Planning

HOBBIES: arts & crafts, video games

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Hawaii or camping

WHY PTA?: I love helping in my kids school.  Fun meeting new people.


 

STAFF LIAISON- Reanne Nakapaahu

HOMETOWN: Kaneohe, Hawaii

ALMA MATER: James B. Castle High School, WSU

KIDS: All of my students! 

CURRENT or PRE-KID JOB: Music Teacher

HOBBIES: Watching movies, long drives with loud music, softball, marching band, attending concerts and random adventures

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Hawaii (since I also visit my family)

SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS: I hate seafood

WHY PTA?: PTA is amazing because they do an glorious job with supporting our teachers, staff and students. The PTA hosts fun events, assists with programs and are always present with volunteering. I am proud to be a PTA member!