Erika Engel graduated top of her class in print journalism at Sheridan College. She worked as an intern at The Hamilton Spectator, and Hamilton News. She was hired as a reporter for the local Metroland group and wrote mostly for the Meaford Express and Thornbury Courier-Herald. Later she became the editor of the Collingwood Connection and the Wasaga/Stayner Sun. She took a year off from newspapers and is excited to be back in journalism doing what she loves — telling people’s stories.