Notable Locals

Get to Know Your Neighbors

Photos by Raymond J Photography

Faces introduces you to people who make our community lively and interesting. In this edition, meet Erin Krayer, Officer P.M. Grant and Bonika Wilson. Responses have been edited for clarity and brevity.

Officer P.M. Grant

Hometown: Charlotte.

Job: Community Coordinator, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Typical day

Responding to citizens’ requests for increased safety for their neighborhoods, sharing crime prevention tips, working on case reports, attending community engagement events and answering 911 calls for service.

What brings you joy?

Being a part of someone else’s growth and improvement.

Something new you have tried

I went to New York.

Bonika Wilson

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio.

Job: President and CEO, WCM Firm Inc.
Foundation Chair, Jack and Jill of America South Charlotte Chapter

Typical day

Client calls or meetings, picking up and dropping off children, homework, extracurricular activities and community service meetings.

What brings you joy?

Spending time with my family and spa days.

Key to your success 

Hard work, perseverance and faith.

Erin Krayer

Hometown: I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in Lexington, North Carolina.

Job: Vice President of Operations, Wetherill Engineering, Inc., Charlotte Office

Typical day

I start my day early with a workout (weights, a walk or some stretching). Then, I get my toddler ready and head to the office. In the evenings, we like to do family walks with the dogs and often spend quality time on the porch before the sun goes down.

Favorite Travel Destination

Anywhere in Germany (as my husband is from there) or several other European cities.

Words of wisdom

Don’t be afraid to try new things. If you don’t challenge yourself, you don’t know what you are capable of accomplishing.