Erika Holmes was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Northern Virginia. She attended Michigan State University where she received her Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Before moving to Nashville, Erika worked with Big Brother Big Sisters, as well as mentoring at-risk youth in the Mid-Michigan community. In the Spring of 2016 Erika moved from the hospitality industry to join Bill Easterly and Associates. In the future, she plans to continue her education in psychology and attend graduate school.