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

From 2015-2016, Ericka served in AmeriCorps Project Conserve at Conserving Carolina. Several years, many self-discoveries, and a few title changes later, Conserving Carolina hasn’t been able to get rid of her. She currently serves as Community Engagement Manager.

When not in the office, Ericka can usually be found outside. She enjoys running, backpacking sections of the Appalachian Trail, mountain biking, and riding an inflatable down gnarly rapids. She also enjoys food and beer, of all kinds.

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