Alison was born and raised in Tacoma where she proudly attended Tacoma Public Schools. After leaving the state briefly to attend Pitzer College in S. California, she returned home to once again become part of the Gray Lumber Family. She later earned her Masters in Business Administration at the University of Washington Tacoma. Alison is fourth generation at Gray Lumber, where she has specialized in Accounts Payable and Human Resources for over ten years now. Her husband is a fourth grade teacher in the University Place School District, where her two children attend school. While not busy at Gray Lumber or being a mom, Alison enjoys running with her dog and reading a good book.