Previously, Erin served as a Regional Assistant Director for Whole Foods Market’s Team Member programs and services. She now guides vendor applicants and regions through the loan process and ensures a successful partnership with Whole Foods Market. To date, Whole Foods Market has distributed over $7.5 million in loans for everything from new livestock barns to product packaging, organic ice cream to natural skin care.
Living in Austin, Texas, Erin fell in love with the Local movement and delights in the authentic and mission-driven entrepreneurs thriving in the city. She also witnessed first-hand what high-impact, collective community investment can do as a member of the 500-women strong giving circle, Impact Austin, where she led groups of women through an intensive organizational evaluation and annually awarded $100,000 grants to Austin area non-profits. When she’s not facilitating much-needed loans for qualified vendors, Erin volunteers with sustainable urban farm programs like Urban Roots.