Get to Know Erika!
Prior to joining us, Erika worked at Frazer selling made to order custom ambulances. "I loved setting a standard of customer service that other vendors were forced to meet in this industry." As our METRO Account Representative, Erika uses her communication and leadership skills to help build long-lasting relationships with departments that have 350 uniformed firefighters or more! She meets everyone from the Fire Chief to the new recruit and informs them of the solutions we offer. ✔️
What are 3 things people don't know about you and may be surprised to learn?
- I went skiing for the first time in Steamboat last month and LOVED every second of it.
- I am a huge vehicle person, I love classic and new cars, and love learning about the every changing automobile industry.
- I swam with Whale Sharks off the coast of Mexico and LOVE to travel and try new experiences.
How would your friend's describe you?
Bold, Protective, Confident, & Honest! ⭐
What is the coolest thing about your job and why?
The coolest thing about my job is that I get to facilitate conversations with large fire departments and talk about solutions Fire-Dex has to offer to their current challenges with PPE. 🚒
What is your #1 recommended TV Show or movie?
Yellowstone, hands down.
What's the best advice you've ever received?
The best advice I ever received was to shoot for the sky and never be afraid to ask questions. I was always told as a kid and growing up that it never hurts to ask a question. If the answer is no, then ask why.
What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
It depends how you define crazy. When I turned 18, I went skydiving, flew a Cessna plane, and got my nose pierced in the same week. Recently, I backpacked Europe without a plan, each evening we would figure out what train we were taking the next morning and where we were going...literally one of the best things ever! 🥾✈️
How do you relax in the evenings or on the weekends?
Relaxation to me looks like time on the water or in the country where I can disconnect, be with family, and enjoy nature. I love winding down in the evenings by walking my dog with my other half. I also LOVE painting, whether it is painting pottery or on a canvas, this is an easy escape for me and I enjoy the process.
What's your go-to happy hour drink?
Paloma with Casa Amigos Tequila
If you could live anywhere on the planet, where would it be?
A beach in Costa Rica or the mountains in Switzerland, both are places I have been and adore all there is to offer.
What's the last book you read?
If you could be any animal what would it be and why?
A Golden Retriever therapy dog in a children's hospital or a fire department
What do you want to be known/remembered for?
I want to leave an imprint, live a legacy that sets a standard, especially for women in the Fire and EMS industry. I think that women add so much value and I want to be known as a trailblazer for those to follow! 🔥