It is my great pleasure to finally introduce our Studio Manager to you…Erika! I can’t tell you how thankful I am to have her on board and in the studio with me…she has been SUCH a help. She works hard, is thoughtful, creative, passion-filled and smart. I can already say that this business (and my life!) is better because of her.
I asked her a few questions so you could have a peek into her life and get to know her a little.
+ Where are you from?
A small farm in southern Maryland.
+ What are you passionate about?
Traveling, spending time outside, making art, and the Deaf community.
Hiking, camping, painting, reading, and of course photography.
+ If you had a full day to yourself, what would you do?
Hike and explore all day with my camera, grab a latte, and paint late into the night.
+ Three things you are loving right now?
Working as The Schultzes studio assistant! Watermelon, hello summer! Cool breezes.
+ One state you want to visit in the next five years?
+ Best book you have ever read?
Little Princes by Conor Grennan. O wait, and The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson. I can’t pick!
+ What was your favorite moment from your wedding?
Jake, my husband, said some sweet words to my mom that made her cry. She never cries. Oh and at the end of the wedding when we left we had our guests throw birdseed. At the end of the line was one of the small children who when attempting to throw the bird seed in the air, ended up throwing it directly into my face. I was spitting out so much birdseed at the end of the line and my dress was also full of seeds, it was hilarious.
+ Vanilla or chocolate?
+ Beach or mountains?
+ Morning person or night owl?
+ Favorite season?
+ Favorite city to visit?
+ Favorite show on Netflix?
+ Favorite treat?
Homemade chocolate chip cookies.
+ Favorite food?
+ Favorite drink?
Fresh squeezed lemonade.
+ Coffee or tea?
+ Favorite restaurant in Charlotte?
So far, Futo Buta, they serve a mean bowl of ramen.
+ Favorite place to get coffee in Charlotte?
My house! My husband makes the best lattes with our favorite espresso from a roaster in MD.
+ Favorite place to get a treat in Charlotte?
Elizabeth’s Creamery, but I still need to try Duck Donuts.
+ If you were given $100 and you had to give it away to someone, who would you give it to?
I’ve always wanted to bless a waiter by leaving a huge tip.
+ If you were given $100 and you had to spend it on yourself, how would you spend it?
New camera gear of course!
+ What are you most looking forward to for the remainder of 2016?
Every Tuesday and Thursday in the studio learning everything I can! Exploring more of Charlotte, and a few trips with my husband to Savannah, Asheville, and back home.
+ What are you grateful for?
That’s a long list! The joy of being excited to wake up and go to work in the morning. My husband’s lattes. My totally crazy family. The space to be creative. Facetime, to stay in touch with my friends and family all over the country. And my mom who created wanderlust in me.
You can follow her on Instagram HERE!
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I had the pleasure of working with Erika for a few short months BUT I must say-She is wicked funny, absurdly sweet and just a genuinely nice human being. Congrats on the lovely addition to your team!