Erin loves the quiet of falling snow on forests, the stream as it sings, and the laugh of her child on her bike. Erin grew up at the base of Chestnut Ridge where her family cross country skied, biked, and camped. Those moments as a kid have led to deep love of wild places. Erin firmly believes in protecting Pittsburgh – with its rivers, parks and countryside – and vowing to improve it for future generations. Erin’s work as Senior Restoration Ecologist, allows her to both be outside and improve the parks’ wild spaces. Lately, what has made her smile is seeing the growth of trees that she and her colleagues planted a decade ago – new forest is on its way!