A Polk County native, Ericka left WNC for the bourbon filled Kentucky foothills to attend Berea College. After graduating, she took a windy path home to pursue her love for the outdoors, recreation, and volunteering.

From 2015-2016, Ericka served in AmeriCorps Project Conserve as Volunteer and Community Engagement Associate at Conserving Carolina. Several years, many self-discoveries, and a few title changes later, Ericka is at Conserving Carolina as Membership Coordinator.

When not in the office, Ericka can usually be found outside. She enjoys her six-year-old mutt Reiner, backpacking sections of the Appalachian Trail, and becoming passable at riding a bike. She does not enjoy doing any of these things in the rain.

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