Marti Erickson, PHDOwner, Co-Host
In a long career at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Marti Erickson served as the founding Director of the Children, Youth & Family Consortium and, more recently, as director of the Irving B. Harris Programs and co-chair of the U of M President’s Initiative on Children, Youth & Families. Marti specializes in linking research, practice and policy in the areas of parent-child attachment, child abuse prevention, and children’s mental health. Since retiring from the University in 2008, Marti continues to speak and consult extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, with an emphasis on strategies for addressing the needs of young children and families in high-risk circumstances.
Erin Erickson, MPHOwner, Co-Host
Erin is a specialist in Maternal-Child Health and has extensive experience speaking on issues related to maternal-child health and parenting. Erin wrote for Humanities Magazine at the National Endowment for Humanities in Washington, DC. Upon her return to Minnesota, she completed her Master of Public Health (MPH) in Maternal Child Health Epidemiology and her Graduate Certificate in Health Coaching & Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices at the University of Minnesota. Erin was recently accepted into the Doctorate program in Midwifery at the U of M and looks forward to supporting women in their journey to motherhood.
Stacy DownsDirector of Marketing and Communications
Stacy worked for 13 years in marketing and communications in the architecture and engineering industries. (She worked for Ron, Marti's husband and Erin's father for 10 of those years!) She is married and the mother of three children – Anna, Bailey and Johnny. Stacy is responsible for scheduling and coordinating our show guests, adding content to our web site and Facebook page, creating and distributing our weekly email updates and assisting in media relations.
Luke JeszSound Engineer & Editor
Luke sees the eye-rolls from Marti and Erin, gets a little embarrassed during some of the more personal on-air confessions and occasionally has to hold back a laugh during our Mom Enough recording sessions. He has an associate degree in broadcast engineering, is working toward his civil engineering degree and spends his free time on improving his guitar playing ability. Luke is responsible for recording, editing and producing our show in a digital format.