Erin grew up in Camplake, Wisconsin where open fields and farms were the main exhibit. She is the oldest of seven children. Her father a musician and hairstylist, and her mother a horticulture major; she was sure to be artistic in some fashion. Singing at every event together as a family; they were jokingly called the “Von Trapp Family” from Sound of Music. She also was a part of their church choir. Erin was involved with acting and painting all through grade school, high school, and then college. She was the college student buried behind art history books, sketchpads and screenplays. Some of her roles ranged from; Frenchy in Grease, to Martha Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace to Vera Claythorne in Ten Little Indians.
Erin became involved with independent films throughout Chicago and the Milwaukee area. She was signed to Lily’s Talent Agency for modeling in Chicago, but had a desire to make a bigger leap. Erin’s younger brother Kevin moved to LA prior to her and was signed with A&M Records as a solo singer/song-writer. Her brother’s success urged her to make the move as well.
Now living in LA, she is a working actress and active painter. Theatrically, Erin studied the Meisner technique at the William Alderson Actor’s Studio and now privately with Ellen Gerstein. As a painter she works with a variety of mixed media, her style is a mixture of romanticism and emotionalism with a modern twist. She currently exhibits her work at galleries throughout the LA area including Santa Monica, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.