Born and raised in Santa Cruz, Erin moved to Northridge, CA in 1994 to attend California State University, Northridge. After completing her B.A. in Child Development in 1999, she continued her education at San Jose State University for two semesters for the credential in Special Education in 2001. Erin has worked professionally as an ASL instructor since 2005 at several community colleges and some high schools. She resides in Livermore with her husband of fourteen years and their two children, one dog, and one cat.