Hey there and welcome! I'm Erin - a wife, performer, director, choreographer, teacher, avid traveler and gluten free advocate. My background is in dance, I hold a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan, and have studied voice for fifteen years. In August, 2015, I will begin a three year program at Penn State University to earn my MFA in Directing for the Musical Stage. I've spent the last nine years working as a director and choreographer for musical theatre, a performer, a dance and acting teacher (ages 2-22) and for a few hilarious years, an occasional substitute teacher. Jason and I were married in October of 2010, and I continue to fall more in love with him every day.
Speaking of my husband, he is a landscape photographer with his Masters and Bachelors degrees from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His work took us to a Ranch in Wyoming, just outside of Yellowstone National Park, where he was the staff photographer from 2011-2012. What that meant for us was an opportunity to work on our marriage (because what good marriage doesn't take work), to get our finances in order and get out of debt, and the opportunity to travel all over the world from 2011 to 2012. At the moment, he's stretching his Art School skills as the Director of Printing Operations for a big fine-art printing company here in Florida. We are blessed to be two artists making a living at creating… ART! If you want to check out Jason's work, visit him on Instagram @jasonspeerphoto, or visit his website by clicking the tab up above.
|Here we are on my 30th Birthday in Rome. Yes, that's the Coliseum in back. |
We celebrate in STYLE! October, 2012.
|Diving with Sharks in the Bahamas. This photo is 100% real! February, 2012.|
In June of 2014, I was diagnosed with another auto-immune condition, Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease (which my Rheumatologist believes is Lupus). My general practitioner calls me a "walking auto-immune disease", which I don't mind at all because it was her sharp eye that caught my Connective Tissue Disease much earlier than most other doctors would have. Because she was so on top of it, we've been able to prevent my disease from becoming full blown Lupus. What this has meant for me is more medications and even more drastic changes in diet to an anti-inflammatory autoimmune protocol. I eat primarily Paleo these days (with the occasional gluten free goodie thrown in), and it's really helped with my blood work and symptoms, though I'll be honest, some days just suck. After five years of life gluten free, the transition to a Paleo lifestyle wasn't that hard, and I'm so thankful to be able to help alleviate my symptoms with my diet.
|Indiana Jones. A true adventurer.|
Welcome to our journey!
|Possibly my favorite photo from our October, 2010 wedding.|