Vice President of Human Resources
Erika joined ABODA in 2012 and manages benefit administration, employee relations, compliance, workers' compensation, and more human resources activities. As the Vice President of Human Resources, Erika oversees over 100 associates at ABODA's headquarters in Woodinville, WA, regional office associates in Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA, as well as ABODA's managed property associates in Rochester, MN.
Erika has been in the Human Resources field for over 15 years. She graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Erika began her career at Waldron & Co., a human resources consulting firm, where she specialized in recruiting for the firm's public sector practice. Erika then moved to Cascade Bank as the Sr. Human Resources Generalist and was quickly promoted to the Assistant Vice President. There she worked closely with the Management Committee and the Board of Directors to navigate through a difficult acquisition. She was an instrumental player during the transition to Opus Bank.
Erika holds the Professionals in Human Resources (PHR) designation for her mastery of all human resources practices and understanding of employment laws. Erika is known for wearing many hats at ABODA and handling multiple projects at a fast pace and leveraging her corporate and consultant human resources experience to help the ABODA team grow.