Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina with two older brothers, Erin spent her youth as the annoying younger sister to her rowdy older brothers having been born 6 years behind the youngest one, and 8 years behind the oldest. She didn’t really know how to fit in among her fellow girls and was quick to jump into rough housing on school playgrounds and with her brothers at home. Both of her parents were in the military, her father a Navy Corpsman and her mother a USMC helicopter pilot, so Erin’s grandmother was brought in to watch the kids while the parents were at work all day. School was… well it was school. Erin kept to herself for the most part, wasn’t allowed to get anything less than A’s, and was forced into every JROTC program in each new school at each new duty station.