Our Team

Marti Erickson, PHD

Owner, 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, DNP, MPH, WHNP-BC

Owner, Co-Host

Dr. Erin Erickson is a maternal child health specialist and women’s health nurse practitioner. Erin has extensive experience speaking and writing on topics related to parenting, maternal-child health and mindfulness. In addition to her graduate studies in nursing and public health, Erin has studied functional medicine, integrative therapies and health coaching. Since 2014, she has worked at Park Nicollet Health Services in the Twin Cities. She also consults at Minnesota Personalized Medicine. As a wife and the mom to three children, Erin is living most of the issues addressed on Mom Enough – and she's glad her mom lives nearby to provide support (and free babysitting), even if it comes with some unsolicited advice!

Stacy Downs

Director 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 website and social media, creating and distributing our weekly email updates and assisting in media relations.

Nick Jesz

Sound Engineer & Editor

Nick 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 is working toward his degree in health science and spends his free time running, cycling and snowboarding. Nick is responsible for recording, editing and producing our show in a digital format.