Nevet Basker was born and raised in Israel, served in the Israel Defense Forces, and graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before moving to the U.S. to attend the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Nevet relocated to the Pacific Northwest to join Microsoft, and she enjoyed a long and successful business career in product management, marketing, and business development. She then returned to school at the University of Washington, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in communication (with honors) and political science.
Since 2005, Nevet has been focused on education, public speaking, and community engagement regarding Israel. She is the founder and executive director of Broader View, an online resource center about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Nevet is also the executive director of The Kadima Fund, which supports pro-Israel campus and community activists in promoting a positive image for Israel and countering hateful anti-Israel propaganda.
Gabe Scherzer grew up in Israel and the United States, and served in the Israeli Air Force. After his IDF service (where he first met Nevet), Gabe returned to the U.S. to study at the University of California at Riverside and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He joined American Airlines and worked there for over a decade in finance, marketing, international services, and operations. Gabe moved to the Pacific Northwest in the late 1990s and joined Matsushita Avionics Systems (now Panasonic Avionics), and later a start-up software company focused on the general aviation market.
In the community, Gabe and Nevet are both involved with AIPAC and other Israel advocacy organizations. Gabe is also vice president of the board of the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Washington State.
Nevet and Gabe are the proud parents of Daniel, Ben (class of 2016), and Mickey (8th Grade).