Commissioner Erik Hanberg
Erik Hanberg is a co-owner of Side x Side Creative, a marketing and design company that specializes in nonprofits that he runs along with his wife, Mary Holste. He is also the author of more than ten books, including three books written for small nonprofits and several novels.
In 2005, he visited every single Metro Parks facility.
Born and raised in Tacoma, Hanberg is a graduate of Bellarmine Prep and earned his BA in English from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. He and his wife have two children and can regularly be found playing with them at one of Tacoma's great parks.