Erin grew up in Indianapolis and became passionate about helping others through active volunteer work beginning early on in her childhood. This passion led her to invest her energy in improving the mental health, education, and well-being of others. She began her career as a care coordinator for a local outpatient mental health center after graduating from Bellarmine University. There, she served Hoosiers with chronic, serious mental illness. Stand provided her with an opportunity to take that enthusiasm for assisting others and apply it as the Indiana State Operations Coordinator.