Erica is Rare Bird's mama. She created Rare Bird as a space to nurture herself as an artist, and teacher, along with her creative community. She sees the shop space as her canvas to decorate and merchandise with the goal of creating a welcoming, inspirational environment. Erica is one of the buyers for Rare Bird, curating the shop with hand crafted goods by local and independent artists, and carefully selected brands, including her line, Elika Sage. She is an artits and maker who has spent 15+ years designing jewelry, painting, sewing, making terrariums, candles, wall hangings, and more. Erica's creations are available in the shop & she offers DIY workshops in our Makers' Studio. When Erica's not at Rare Bird you can find her crafting in her home studio, hiking in the woods with her man, Matt & pup, Koda or kayaking down a river somewhere.