Born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Erika is a direct descendant of an ancient clan of Norwegian Vikings. A fearlessness of the wild, propensity towards exploration, and resilience to freezing temperatures are all traits that encourage her adventurous nature. Her guiding experience started on the white waters of Colorado as a white water guide and on the mountains of Big Sky, Montana as a Ski Instructor. Graduating from Montana State University with a degree in photography, Erika blended her love of guiding with her photography education to join National Geographic Expeditions designing and guiding photography trips around the world.
She currently joins photography workshops in Morocco and Cuba with National Geographic Expeditions, on board National Geographic/Lindblad ships through the Arctic and Alaska, and has led National Geographic Student Expeditions through Tanzania, Iceland, Tuscany, Peru, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Ecuador & The Galapagos.
Erika currently lives between Vermont (where she coordinations National Geographic Student Expedition programs) and her home state of Wisconsin (where she is pursuing a photography project focused on Scandinavian-American heritage of the upper midwest). She is also working on publishing her first book on traveling and photographing in Morocco.