Growing up in the shadow of the Bridger mountains amongst the bigger Rocky Mountains in Montana, the seed of big mountain snowboarding was planted early. Erika spent her formative years in Bozeman where she spent every single weekend hitting the slopes while chasing her older brother and his friends. The idea was to learn quick or get left behind, needless to say she wasn't left behind for long, and was soon leading the pack.
Life then took Erika to the great state of Utah where she found herself surrounded by terrain parks after her move to Park City. Fast forward 3 years, and a move to Breckenridge, CO she quickly climbed to the top of the ranks in Slopestyle where she participated and made the podium at the highest level of contests such as The Dew Tour, Grand Prix, Burton US Open and even the Sochi Olympic qualifiers. However, life had other plans and during the race for the Sochi Olympics she unfortunately tore her ACL at one of the qualifying events and missed the spot to go to Russia.
Never one to let life get her down, Erika took a season off to get extra strong and centered on her snowboard before deciding to pursue some big mountain contests. After taking 2nd place at her first ever big mountain event at the Subaru Freeride Series at Snowbird, she realized the her love of competition could be transferred into a whole new realm of snowboarding. Erika made the podium at every single Freeride World Qualifying event to get the one coveted spot for the Freeride World Tour 2018. She was named Womens Audi Rookie of the Year her first year on tour, and took 3rd overall last season.