Erica’s professional career has included balancing business and creative endeavors that led to her interest in positively impacting the city's creative economy from individual artists, to businesses and cultural organizations. Erica’s resume includes work with college-prep programs, nonprofits, universities and small businesses where she has been responsible for developing new programs, enhancing marketing efforts, producing events, and managing community outreach efforts. In 2005 she co-founded Spoken Soul 215, a performance collective that currently curates The Harvest, Philadelphia’s largest monthly open mic event highlighting the talents of up-and-coming artists. Erica is currently the founder and managing director for Small But Mighty Arts, a program that connects Philadelphia artists to micro-grants, programming and resources to advance their creative careers. Erica also works with Campus Philly managing the Open Arts program that connects college students to arts and culture venues and events, while supporting arts organizations in their efforts to engage new audiences and future patrons.