Do you or have you ever had a nickname?
I do have a nickname! I played NCAA softball in college, and "Erin" is really too much to shout across a giant field. My coach and my teammates all called me "E," and all of my college friends adopted it. Most of my Nashville friends refer to me this way now!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what brought you to Nashville?
I was born and raised here in Nashville! Being a Nashville Native has been an amazing experience because I have been able to watch this city grow at the same time that I was growing. I went to McGavock High School and then moved to New York for College, Go Yankees! I graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in May of 2017 and officially moved back home to Nashville. My favorite color is orange, not because of the Vols- sorry folks!
Why do you climb and how has climbing changed your life?
I have been climbing trees and rope courses for most of my life, but the true reason I love climbing is this: I am severely afraid of heights.
I have always climbed to mentally and emotionally challenge myself, and put myself into situations that make me uncomfortable. Climbing specifically has helped me gain a lot of control over my fear of heights and taught me how deal with that stress in a healthy way. It took me 6 months to get to the top of the walls here at West when I first started, but now I can climb them all day!
Whats rad about your life right now, on or off the wall?
A few months ago I fell down a flight of stairs and seriously hurt my ankle. I am finally back to climbing what I was climbing before my injury and sent my first 5.11+ since my injury. Cheers to recovery and progress!
Tell us about your interests or Hobbies other than climbing? How do you spend your free time when you are not in the gym?
I love Baseball! If I am not in the gym I am probably watching a baseball game somewhere. My mom and I are die hard Yankee fans, so we usually watch the games together after work. Family is very important to me so I use my time outside of the gym spending time with them as much as possible.