Erica McMannes started out her career path in 2003 working for Army MWR/CYSS in various Director and leadership positions. After 10 years, 6 moves, 2 kids, and limited traditional job opportunity, she had to get creative with a way to find fulfillment and income that meshed well with the transient and unpredictable military lifestyle.
Her entrepreneurial spirit was kindled in 2012 when Erica joined a veteran-owned start-up in Silicon Valley in a grassroots support position. Over the past 5 years, she has grown that experience through consulting, blogging, and marketing gigs into a full-time position as Community Director at LINE1.org. Erica is also CEO/Co-founder of MadSkills, an interactive platform to provide professional military spouses remote work opportunities.
She is an Army spouse and mom to 2 boys, ages 10 & 5. She has survived 9 moves in 15 years from the swamps of Fort Polk and to the beauty of Monterey, CA and everything in between. She likes to run (but only if there are a medal and free food at the finish line) and she loves collecting antique glass bottles. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.