About Erin

Hello! My name is Erin and I am a giant food lover, living in downtown Portland with my husband Brice and our imaginary dogs Zippy (a basset hound) and Macaroni (a miniature labradoodle).

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My love of sweets:

Thanks to my mom, I think I was born with a sweet tooth and love of baking. One night when I was about nine years old, my parents went out to dinner so I thought I would bake myself a treat – they came home to see a mess of cocoa powder and flour and a smiling child eagerly peering into the oven. My mom asked me what I was making, my response was “a chocolate su-full!” My mom paused and then questioned “honey, do you mean a soufflé? That is a hard dessert to make.”

Unbeknownst to me, not knowing French or much about cooking at that point in time, that was what I had attempted.  I can’t remember if it rose properly but I do remember it being delicious and having so much fun.


Chocolate. Baking pies. Crossfit. Downhill skiing. Country music. Checklists. Crossing things off checklists. Strawberries. Duck Football. Traveling. Excel spreadsheets.


Open water. Bad service. Being late (though I often am). Spontaneity (see above – I like having a plan).

Work and Other Activities:

Full-time accountant for Intel. Program Chair for Portland Culinary Alliance. Treasurer for Sauvie Island Center, a local nonprofit which educates children about food, farming and the land.

Hanging with Eater's Hottest Chef, Pascal Sauton at a Plate & Pitchfork dinner in 2013

Hanging with Eater’s Hottest Chef, Pascal Sauton at a Plate & Pitchfork dinner in 2013