Erin was born and raised in Chicago’s south suburbs. She attended Mother McAuley High School where she nursed her passion for theatre by participating in chorus, A Cappella choir, liturgical dance, school musicals, and was president of her Thespian troupe. Erin went on to attend Western Illinois University where she graduated with a B.A. in Theatre. During college she was a member of University Dance Theatre, Colleges Against Cancer and was the recipient of the Pearl Le Compte Scholarship. In her four years at W.I.U. she performed in more than 15 shows and concerts. Erin also had the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in London, England in the spring of 2008.
In 2009 Erin won the title of Miss Illinois (Miss America Organization). She put her studies on hold for one year while she toured the state promoting her platforms of Character Counts!, The Children’s Miracle Network, and Skin Cancer Education and Prevention. Erin lost her Mother to Melanoma in 2007. During her year of service she made hundreds of appearances, some highlights include: Traveling to Mississippi on a C-130 to visit the Illinois National Guard, speaking at a Congressional Briefing on Capital Hill on behalf of the Melanoma Research Foundation and of course competing on TLC for the title of Miss America 2010.
Since graduation Erin has been pursing a career in acting right here in her favorite city. Her favorite pastimes include reading, journaling, dance, playing ukulele, learning guitar and fiddle, and King Arthur coloring books.
In March 2013 Erin will be at Stage 773 in Red Hamlet. Also look for her in Unrehearsed Shakespeare Company’s Twelfth Night.