As Director of the Projects and Event Planning Department, Erin is responsible for the planning and execution of the Academy’s educational membership Summits and workshops, project based work at the Academy and keeping the PEP in the Academy’s office culture.
Prior to the Academy, Erin was the Events Manager for SMS.ac, an internet company specializing in social networking and digital content. There, she coordinated national and international trade shows, sales seminar tours, and quarterly company retreats. She also pioneered camaraderie programs including bi-monthly Olympic Events for the 200+ employees, as well as, incentive trips to reward the company’s top performers.
Erin attended the University of San Diego where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Communication Studies and an emphasis in Media Studies. She was a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Lambda Pi Eta, the Communication Studies Honors Society.
Erin holds a Virtual Event & Meeting Management certification and a Pandemic On-Site Protocol certification from the Event Leadership Institute in partnership with Meetings Professionals International (MPI). The Event Leadership Institute has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of continuing education courses.
Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Erin ventured to Southern California to further her education. She fell in love with the lifestyle of San Diego and decided to stay permanently after receiving her degree. Erin enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and their young son, Cameron. You’ll find them at the beach or hiking the trails near their home with their dog, Louie. Her hobbies include baking, decorating and reading.