Erika grew up in Byron Center and moved to Paw Paw after marrying her husband, Alex. Prior to joining the Freshwater staff, she worked as a Dental Hygienist. When she's not reading, hanging out with friends or exercising, Erika works on elevating her Pinterest game. She also loves Jalapeño Cheetos and Sour Patch Kids. She and Alex have two children, Judah and Jolie, and an energetic, little dog named Zoey.