Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters
Erin is the Executive Director of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters. She was born in Cottonwood, raised in Tempe but spent summers and weekends on the Verde River banks at the family ranch, the Blazin’ M Ranch, Chuckwagon Suppers. Erin moved permanently to the Verde Valley in the mid-90s to be near her family and raise her children.
Erin served as the Executive Director of Buena Vista Children’s Services in the Verde Valley for 15 years. This enabled her to work with families and communities throughout Arizona as an Early Childhood Education and Child Abuse Prevention advocate. Erin learned how to navigate non-profits and businesses focused on strengthening families and communities, which enabled her to participate in many initiatives and organizations with similar interests as well as participate in influential groups such as Verde Valley Leadership (Go Class IX) and Verde Valley Forum for Public Affairs. Erin currently serves as the 2019 Board Chair for the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, and has recently accepted a seat on the Matforce Board, a Yavapai County substance abuse coalition.
Being able to work with children and families on both sides of Mingus Mountain keeps Erin passionate about serving the communities and county she loves. Her pride and joy are her children, Amber, 23, an NAU graduate and Keagan, 20, now proudly serving Yavapai County in law enforcement. She enjoys relaxing with her incredible family, along with fiancé Kirk and their two dogs. They love exploring dirt roads and can often be found camping and enjoying beautiful Arizona.