Erica grew up with dogs her whole life, however, Kiwi was her first investment once she graduated from college in 2006, much to her mother's disapproval. They have lived in and explored Michigan, North Carolina and now Washington state. Some of Erica's favorite activities include hiking, backpacking, kayaking, mountain/road biking, trail running, snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Erica is also dependent on Kiwi as her training partner for her first triathlon this summer. Erica worked on social media and digital/mobile advertising at the REI headquarters.