Erin was born with a love for the outdoors running deep through veins and that still defines her to the very core today. From running barefoot on muddy creek banks as a child that were tucked deep in a holler of Eastern Kentucky, she was able to snag her first creek minnow on a homemade sugar cane pole. She was hooked for life. Erin spent her childhood running freely through the mountains, learning the property lines of the family farm by landmarks that are still etched deep into her mind today. As an adult, she still roam the mountains chasing game of species big and small, but her passion for the outdoors does not stop there.
Being the mother to three free spirited sunshine seekers means sharing her passion and knowledge of the outdoors onto the next generation. She careful built a strong foundation for them to live the way she does today, with respect and admiration for all that God has created. She as taught them to be stewards and conservationist of outdoors. Her two oldest children have already harvested a deer, and her daughter even has a turkey under her belt. Much like their free spirited momma they have deep love of the outdoors and enjoy nothing more than to have a fishing pole in their hands. They truly have inherited their mothers love and passion for being outside and want nothing more than to be outdoors every chance they get. A true sign of parenting done right.
Why Wildlife Women? Wildlife Women provides Erin the opportunity to engage and share her love for the outdoors, surrounded by other women who share who love and passion for the outdoors. After a life time of competing against men, feeling like she alway had to prove herself and her skills, she found a new avenue for sharing her passion and love for the outdoors. As a chapter leader nothing brings her more joy than putting a bow, a gun, or a fishing rod in someones hands for the first time and watching them fall in love with the outdoors. That passion for teaching others pushed Erin to become a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Hunter Safety Instructor and a Bowhunter Education Instructor. Her goal is simple. Help women, regardless of age be the best version of themselves in the outdoors.
Aside from her time with Wildlife Women, Erin continues to leave her mark on the outdoor community by cohosting the weekly Killin’It Podcast, and as a contributing author on chasinwhitetails.com website. Erin uses these platforms to encourage women to establish their own presence in the outdoor industry.
Erin’s hope is that as her daughter ages, she will never feel out of place or discouraged because of her love for the outdoors. She is raising her sons to respect women and value a women’s place in the outdoors. Ultimately she prays that she will make a difference in one woman’s choice to take on new adventures, break down the barriers that inhibit women from participating in the outdoors, and paving the road for the next generation of women everywhere to get outdoors!