Erika grew up in the countryside surrounding Sandpoint, Idaho in a small off-grid cabin in the woods. As a young child, she attended a country Waldorf home preschool before moving on to public school. This seed of Waldorf was something she came back to throughout her childhood, staying very close with her teacher, Miss Hattie. Upon graduating high school early, Erika apprenticed with Miss Hattie and attended a traditional midwifery assistant training, before moving to Moscow, Idaho, and becoming a doula in what would have been her senior year of high school. In 2016, Erika spent a summer as an au pair in northern Italy, it was there that she decided to pursue becoming a Waldorf teacher. Erika has been working with children for most of her life in some form or another and has a deep love of children. She is currently a student at Waldorf Teacher Education Eugene where she is studying to be a Waldorf Early Childhood teacher, she will graduate in 2022. Erika joined EWS in the spring of 2020 and is an assistant in the Robins Nest Aftercare.
On her off time, she enjoys playing with her two bunnies, Alma and Shoe, spending time in nature, dancing, skiing, needle felting, studying herbalism, and learning about decolonization and land back movements.