Erika is originally from Spokane, WA, but moved across the state to attend Seattle University where she studied International Studies and Cultural Anthropology. She has been working in nonprofit gift services since 2014 and previously worked with amazing organizations in Seattle! She moved to Portland in Summer 2020 and is looking forward to getting to know the city once everything is open again.
Erika loves Friends of the Children—Portland’s deep commitment to helping children of all backgrounds feel excited and empowered to grow into their best selves. She is also impressed with the wonderful and devoted individuals who work and volunteer at FriendsPDX.
Outside of the office, Erika enjoys dancing, playing games with her husband, and snuggling with her two cats, Chester Copperpot and Leonardo DiCatrio.