Staff Spotlight: Erika Burk
Name: Erika Burk
Role: Office Assistant
Joined NWWC: July 2010
Personal Life: Erika grew up in Kansas and lived in Missouri before moving to Washington in 1996. This is her favorite place she has lived due to the pleasant weather. She has several family members in the area including her mother & stepfather, two stepsisters, and a few of her 8 nieces and nephews.
Life Before NWWC: Erika worked in several industries before joining the NWWC team 9 years ago. She has worked at a daycare, in retail, and at a fast food restaurant.
A Day in Her Job: Erika supports many departments at NWWC. She assembles the Guide to Success binders that every new patient receives at the beginning of their bariatric surgery journey and the patient packets that are distributed at information seminars and sent to referring providers. She helps the nutrition team to keep the retail shelves stocked with products. She supports the billing department with sending out invoices. She also sorts all of the incoming mail for the organization. She is always ready with a smile and a “yes” for additional tasks!
What Else to Know about Erika:
- Erika is a social butterfly. She is very outgoing and enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her boyfriend at restaurants, movie theaters, or just hanging out.
- Erika is a weightlifting champion. She joined a weightlifting team 7 years ago and practices every Saturday. Each year, she goes to regional and state competitions and has earned more medals than she can count. She competes in the deadlift and bench press events.
- Erika is on her own health journey. She has increased her exercise through swimming and walking and is focusing on portion sizes and the plate method at her meals.