After graduating from the University of Alaska in Anchorage in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Erin worked professionally as a director, actress, stage manager and make-up artist for such companies as Anchorage Light Opera Theatre, Jan-Dar Productions, Magic If Ensemble, Valley Performing Arts, Alaska Stage Company and Alaska Festival Theater and was a founding member of the UAA Theatre in Your Schools (TIYS) program.
In 1992 she returned to school at Wichita State University (WSU) in Wichita, Kansas. After graduating magna cum laude with a Masters in Theatre and Communications, she lectured for the Department of Theatre at WSU as well as acted, directed and taught around the country for the Wichita Children's Theatre, Wichita Summer Rep, Bend Theatre for Young People and Kokopelli Productions.
As an actress Erin has appeared in such varied roles as Kate Keller in The Miracle Worker, Nora Flood in Dark at the Top of the Stair, Titania and Puck in A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Frenchy in Grease. She is a recipient of the Patricia Neal Panelist Chioce Acting Award from the 2002 Last Fronteir Theatre Conference. As a director Erin has enjoyed many accomplishments including last years critically acclaimed Into The Woods as well as successful productions of Blithe Spirit, Dracula, Cotton Patch Gospel, The Big Slam, Much Ado About Nothing, Between Daylight and Boonville, Should Old Acquantance selected as a special performance for the KC/ACTF, and Soapy Smith's Alaskana Extravagnza which appeared at The Olympic Arts Festival in Sydney, Australia.
Erin has over twenty years experience as an artist and educator in Alaska and around the country.