Erika grew up in northern Arizona and central Texas. She is a former Hashknife Rodeo Queen and professional barrel racer. She worked for Atlantic Records in Los Angeles for 9 years after graduating from ASU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She returned to the valley to work in radio at various stations as a mid-day on-air personality and music director. She loves country music and her favorite artists are Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson and Miranda Lambert.
Her most cherished item is a duster autographed by Emmylou Harris.