Erin was born, raised, graduated in Vernon and married (32 years) to Leanne. He has two married daughters (three grandchildren) all living in the riding. The 53 year has been employed at Owens-Illinois Glass Plant as a Stationary Engineer for the last 25 years. He served as a Shop Steward (14 years) and Chief Steward (2 years) for Teamsters Local 213, as well as being on negotiations for 3 Contracts at the workplace. He served on the Okanagan Shuswap Land and Resource Management Plan as the Environmental Rep. (one of two) for the North Okanagan/Shuswap areas. He is a director for the North Okanagan Naturalists Club, an Ecological Reserve Warden, director on the North Okanagan Parks and Natural Areas Trust, director of the NONC Foundation and resident manager of the Lydia Bischop Bird Sanctuary. He is a canoeist, hiker, photographer, gardener in his spare time.