Erika was raised in Gettysburg, PA, and is the younger of two daughters. She moved to Minnesota to attend college, where she completed an undergraduate degree in the arts, with a concentration in music, and a graduate degree in elementary education.
Erika’s first full-time teaching job was in South India, where she taught middle school language arts and music, and traveled to many diverse corners of the country. Erika discovered Waldorf education when she returned to the States. She began her Teacher Education in Eugene a year later and completed the training in 1995. She completed her first cycle of teaching eight grades in 2004. Besides teaching, Erika loves to travel, to explore other cultures, and hike in the mountains.