Erin has a B.S. in geology, a B.S. in secondary science education, and a M.S. in environmental education. In 2001 she moved to Anchorage, Alaska where she spent eight years teaching high school geology, astronomy, environmental science, and integrated science. In addition to teaching she has worked as a hiking and canoe guide in the Tongass National Forest and as a volunteer naturalist within Alaska's Chugach State Park. Erin is also a simplicity parenting coach, leading leading workshops for parents on how to simplify their lives in order to reconnect with each other and with the natural world. Her interest in sustainability and gardening brought her to the Biodynamic Association in 2014, where she held the roles of Scholarship Fund, Education, and Online Groups. In August of 2016 she accepted a teaching position with the Anchorage School District teaching high school physics, advanced math and environmental science. Erin is also developing a high school course on creating resilient and sustainable communities, an interdisciplinary course that will provide students with the skills necessary to design solutions to community issues. In her free time she enjoys exploring the wilderness with her husband and three children.