Erin was born and raised in Maryhill, a small village in the Township of Woolwich. After graduating from the Interior Design program at Conestoga College, she started her career in healthcare design working for Schlegel Villages. As the granddaughter of German immigrants, Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest has always been a family tradition. She enjoys dancing with the Schwaben Club Dancers, watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade and attending Family Days at the German Clubs. For the past three years she has volunteered her time with the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run committee.
As a proud Girl Guide leader, she loves to support young girls in the community and encourages them to experience the many unique opportunities in our region. She is inspired by those who teach the importance of friendship and giving service.
“I firmly believe that education creates awareness, which in turn leads to empowerment,” said Erin in her Miss Oktoberfest application. “I have a goal to empower this community by educating others on the causes that are integral to the Region.”
Erin’s goals as Miss Oktoberfest are to continue the role at an approachable and real level; to be a person to whom others can relate and to inspire others by living an inspired life. She wants to show women that they can make an impact, and how community devotion opens doors to opportunities, and that they can be strong, powerful and supportive people.