Born and raised in Finland, Erika moved to the U.S. at the age of 18 in 2012. Erika has always been fascinated by other languages and cultures, and before moving here, her goal had always been to study abroad. After starting her undergraduate degree in Oregon, she finished at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she majored in Strategic Communication with a focus in Public Relations.
Erika continues to be intrigued by the differences in Finnish and American culture. Living and working here has been an exciting challenge to navigate. She has happily settled in Boulder, Colorado with her partner and their Siberian Husky, Hobbes. We love to cook, travel and hike together. This year, her goals are to take up ice skating again, and to get more involved with the local Finnish community. She is excited to be working at Verde and becoming part of the awesome, talented team!