Erica grew up in Lincoln with four sisters. She graduated Lincoln High School in 2001 and then attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, graduating in 2005. Erica grew up playing volleyball, basketball, and track starting at age six. She continued to play those sports through high school where she was a varsity letter winner eight times. She competed in State Championships in all three sports six times and was the track team captain her senior year. She currently holds two volleyball records for most solo blocks in a game and most solos blocks in a career. She also held the school record for the triple jump and the 4 x 100m relay in track. Erica’s athletic accomplishments earned her the Female Athlete of the Year award during her senior year at Lincoln High.
Erica’s first experience with injuries and rehab was in high school when she tore a hamstring at the state track meet and was unable to finish the competition. Her next experience came after two years of volleyball at NWU. An impact with another player resulted in the need to have a shoulder repair. Rehabilitation was difficult but recovery was complete. However, Erica decided to focus on the remaining two years of college as an athletic training student where she worked with a variety of sports teams and completed an internship at a local high school.
She moved to Omaha, NE in 2006. With her experience in playing sports and working with sports teams, as well as her experience with her own personal injuries, she became interested in physical therapy. She knew she wanted to help others get back to their sports and do what they enjoy. Erica went on to complete her Physical Therapist Assistant license at Clarkson College in Omaha, NE. There she was the PTA class president and received the award for highest GPA in her class.
Erica married her husband Ryan in September 2017. They enjoy hiking and traveling as much as
possible. Recently added to their family is a puppy named Truman, who also enjoys their hiking trips.