Board Member Erin was born and raised in Lake County and currently resides in West Dundee, Illinois. Erin earned her B.A. in Geography from Carthage College, and her M.S. in Earth & Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has taught environmental science, geography and geology at the college level for 16 years. An avid traveler, runner, and outdoorswoman, Erin has traveled to 46 of the 50 United States, has run several marathons, and enjoys an active lifestyle, spending her free time hiking, biking, paddling, cross country skiing, and exploring nature. Erin volunteers with local ecological restoration groups in both McHenry and Kane Counties, and looks forward to working with the Ancient Oaks Foundation to further the mission of the foundation in preserving and protecting Lake Zurich’s natural spaces.