Erin has been homeschooling in South Minneapolis for the past eight years, employing humor, trust, adventure, luck, and other various techniques as her children have grown. Though her responsibilities as chief ringleader of the Souster circus (three boys; two rambunctious dogs; and a constantly confused, yet supportive husband), and working outside the home keep her on her toes, she decided to step up to service on the MHA Board in 2012. As she finds her niche on the Board, she has been focusing on parental outreach, and being the brawn to others’ brains; but she does hold out hope for more power in 2013 (insert maniacal laugh and hand wringing here).