Our Team

When experts combine: 20 years of educational consulting + 20 years of educational leadership = THE AHRENS ADVANTAGE

Keith Ahrens

Owner & Senior Managing Partner​

Partner.  I strive to develop partnerships with schools, administrators  and teachers. I know our customer care and knowledge will arm those teachers and administrators with resources and programs to positively impact children.  As an educational consultant for over 20 years, working with companies such as National Geographic, McGraw-Hill and Houghton Mifflin, I'm eager to analyze your needs, offer complementary resources and help you get the best products for your budget -- and for your students. 

I live in the Fox Valley with a my wife Elisa and two daughters Olivia (16) and Andie (14). Growing up in Wisconsin I have a good handle on our school systems, budgets, and educational priorities.  I pride myself in taking the time to listen to your needs, understand your goals and recommend the right resources.  If I don't have them, I'll refer you to someone that does.  

Leslye Moraski Erickson, PhD

Partner & Consultant

Builder.  My superpower is building -- I build relationships, teams and even schools. My career in education spans over 30 years in various roles: teacher, counselor and administrator.   I've worked in traditional schooling environments as well as non-traditional and in public, private and corporate businesses.  I'm delighted to be partnering with Keith in launching Ahrens Education.  I'm passionate about teaching and learning and have confidence in the products we offer.  

As a 28-year Wisconsin transplant, My husband Dean and I have raised our family here.  Our daughters Margo (20) is in college studying early childhood education and Dayna (18) majors in political science.  Rush, our red standard poodle rounds out the family.  My life's work has been dedicated to education.  I look forward to many more years making a significant positive difference with the variety of products and resources we have to support classroom learning and professional development. 


Combined Locks, WI