Erin writes compelling features and human-interest stories, mostly in the Trending and Lifestyle sections of the newspaper. She has also been The Daily Sentinel’s Home & Garden columnist since 2012.
Erin graduated from Colorado Mesa University (then Mesa State College!), where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a minor in political science.
Erin is a Grand Valley native who never felt the need to leave this beautiful place. She comes from a long line of Coloradans and is proud to say she grew up on a farm in Fruita, home of Mike the Headless Chicken. She’s gained a lot of life experience here - working as everything from a radio news reporter to an elementary school teacher and small-business owner. But reporting is her absolute favorite job in the world.
She lives with her husband, dog and chickens and enjoys hiking, traveling and cooking.
The reopening of a Grand Valley cornerstone has residents screaming for ice cream this weekend, when Graff Dairy … more
As fire crews mopped up one blaze, another ignited on Tuesday night, a sign that hot, dry weather is giving way to … more
In nine words, the U.S. Supreme Court dashed the dreams of millions of undocumented immigrants last week who were … more
The man who was killed last week when his dirt bike crashed into a car was not wearing a helmet and had a high … more
Mosquito-control officials are scrambling to get ahead of the blood-sucking pests, after some changes in how the … more
Two people who drowned after their car crashed into a canal on June 24 have been identified as Grand Junction … more
Blaine Diffendaffer thought an ornery raccoon got into his greenhouse and ripped up his carrots in the middle of … more
The two people who died after their car went off the road into a canal on Saturday night have been identified as … more
There’s something about gardening and tea that goes together. … more
All Harlin Wall wanted was to get his snakes off the plane. … more
Heidi Lacy Williams had no idea a creation from her own kitchen would become famous. … more
This Father’s Day, Mathias Mulumba is looking for people to help the fatherless. … more
Although receiving the keys to her family’s brand new home was a beautiful moment, Siccily Burrows was … more
It’s time I confessed. … more
Brandon Lovett was the kind of guy who lived life to the fullest and was known for doing some pretty crazy … more
Fans of the Grand Junction Centennial Band were disappointed to discover it wouldn’t be hosting free concerts … more
Pepsi or Coke? Anyone who watched television in the 1980s will remember this question from the commercials. … more
It takes a special kind of plant to thrive in the boiling heat of a western Colorado summer. … more
A grassroots group exploring the idea of a community recreation center in Grand Junction is looking to expand its … more
Missing: Pet. … more