Erika Stuart managed global product organizations for eBay, AOL, Netscape, and Sun Microsystems, focusing on strategic development, building effective organizations, and creating products that foster community. Prior to her career in technology, she worked in educational publishing, and also ran a cancer research laboratory. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Amherst College. She and her husband Jonathan live in Sebastopol and have twins in Third Grade. Erika's interests include studying music, painting and textile arts, dressage and natural horsemanship, and participating in children and women’s mentoring programs.