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 valley’s longest-running farmers market has a new place to call home, and it’s a historic location … more
The longest-running farmers market in the valley will relocate to a historic living history farm. Cross Orchards, … more
I keep a space in my yard for sentimental plants. … more
Egan Kelso wishes she’d never left her house in Montrose. … more
SEARCHING FOR SELFLESS LOVE … more
Tazz Mania and Whiskey sit on a bench in front of the United Way mural on Main Street, with Tazz Mania’s … more
Bruce Lee is thoroughly enjoying my front yard. … more
They say one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. … more
The man responsible for setting off fireworks during a fire ban last summer and sparking a 30-acre blaze that … more
Fruit and vegetables are not always what they seem, at least in emoji land. … more
t’s never too early to think about what you would want at the end of your life, health-care professionals … more
Sometimes, less is more. … more
Colorado’s rapidly aging population presents unique challenges to aging adults, their families and their … more
Spring has sprung, and that means the weeds are back in full force. … more
DELTA — It all began with Gideon Bibles offered for free on a table in the middle school library. And now, … more
There’s something about the nostalgia of trains, combined with the possibility of adventure, that makes a … more
My first garden plants of the season are sprouting out of the soil, dotting the ground with vibrant, perfectly … more
When Kelly Williams Brown was a little kid, she had far different ideas of what being an adult meant than she does … more
Delaney Clements’ light gleamed so bright, she earned the nickname “firefly.” … more
Delaney Clements, the Grand Junction girl who became famous as a nationally recognized advocate for childhood … more