Beginning with a passion for theatre and dance, Erin received her Bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University and transitioned into a nutrition-related career. From there, she received her Master’s degree in education-instruction from Central Michigan University which she used to develop skills in training facilitation and, ultimately, leadership development. This irregular career path has allowed her to work with diverse groups of individuals in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Her expertise is in working with teams to explore new approaches to run efficient, effective, and sustainable programs through staff and volunteer development as well as impact assessments and diversified funding sources. She is the Board Chair for Global Youth for Education and Change (GYEC), a nonprofit that provides leadership and entrepreneurial skills to children through internships and volunteer opportunities.
Her current work, through ER Sports and Leadership, focuses on strengthening communication within high school sports teams, providing athletic coach mentoring, and building leadership skills in high school athletes. She has been trained in Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD), nonprofit leadership and facilitation, sports leadership and diversity, and is a certified health coach. She has been presenter for the Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the National Association for Health and Fitness, the Michigan Nonprofit Association, and was featured in Today's Dietitian magazine.