Erica SterlingWhere did you grow up? 

Pain Court, ON.

What was your first job? 

Corn Detasselling.

What is your favourite Chatham-Kent memory? 

Red Feather weekends (United Way’s major fundraiser, focused on high school student participation).  I always had a blast doing anything that showed school spirit, and was very proud to be a Patriote from ESPC.

What is your favourite season? 

Fall. Cooler temperatures, beautiful colours in the fields and parks.

Who was your local inspiration/role model? 

Yves Durocher, my high school history teacher and mentor while on Student Council.

What did you do after high school? 

University of Western Ontario in London, ON for my undergraduate degree, followed by the University of Ottawa for my Master’s degree in Speech Pathology.

What are you doing now? 

Working as a Speech Language Pathologist at the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent.

Why did you come back to Chatham-Kent? 

To complete my final student placements at the Children’s Treatment Centre (where I work full time now) and the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. I was able to live with my parents for free and save up to buy a house in only 18 months.  I also came back to be close to my family.

Why live in Chatham-Kent?

  • Small town feel

  • Cost of living

  • I’m close to family