Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Erin began acting and performing at a young age. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding school, as a Theater major in high school and then studied Performing Arts, Creative Writing and Dance at the University of Michigan and New York University.
She lived in NYC for five years and worked as an actor, stage manager, dancer and assistant director with Theater and Dance groups as well as a teaching artist, director and choreographer in schools across the city with organizations including The Brooklyn Arts Council, Young Audiences New York and The Multicultural Music Group. In 2001, Erin visited Vermont to work with The Bread and Puppet Theater Company and decided to relocate to the Green Mountain state.
For three years Erin headed up the North Country Union High School Theater program and then spent four years as director of The Lyndon Institute Theater Company before landing at U-32 High School where she has been the director of the award winning Theater company, Stage 32, since 2010. Erin has also served as a member of the summer Theater faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp where she taught Acting, Theater Workshop and Improvisation and choreographed musicals.
In addition to The Bread and Puppet Theater, Erin has performed in Vermont with The Blue Barn Players, The St. Johnsbury Players, Moving Light Dance Company, Lost Nation Theater, and with her own theater company, Open Door Theater where she is the co-founder, co-artistic director and resident playwright.