“The hills are alive, with the sound of music!”
― The Sound of Music
Orange City, Iowa
The “La La Land” Soundtrack
I was once crowned the Tulip Festival Queen in my hometown. I also play the accordian.
I have two kids: Paxton (Sept 2012) and Finnley (Apr 2015). I lived in Norway for 3 years and speak some basic Norwegian. "Jeg heter Erika og jeg kommer fra Amerika!" The three words that describe me best are: Enthusiastic, Creative, and Purposeful.
I saw an orchestra playing at my church when I was five. I asked my dad if I could play "that" instrument. I was pointing to a violin. We got started soon after that.
I give lessons for stringed instruments and assist with Preparatory Program classes.
My dad is my hero. He has been my inspiration for so many things. He loves people selflessly, he has provided a space for playfulness is almost all of my life, and he is driven to learn and to humbly ask what may feel like 'stupid questions' because he is curious and wants to know why and how.