Erika joined the MLS team in 2021 as the Director of People and Culture, spearheading the HR operations and working to build a positive MLS culture. Erika comes from 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, working with MLS as a customer for many years at various hotels in Southern California Region. The hotel experience was exclusively with Marriott, where Erika was able to travel to multiple cities, focus on training employees, and be part of opening new luxury properties. After a successful career with Marriott, Erika expanded her knowledge and experience in the hospitality market by taking a position as the Director of Housekeeping at SoFi stadium at its inception. In being a part of opening a state-of-the-art NFL stadium/event venue, Erika was also able to experience working Superbowl LIV in Tampa, Florida. All these experiences led Erika to her role as the director of People and Culture at MLS. At work, Erika most enjoys being able to help others, as well as develop the leadership team. Her most memorable experiences have always been team building and putting together creative ways to improve teamwork and communication. Outside of the 9-5, Erika loves exploring new places, especially with her pug, Bilbo.
Words of Wisdom:
A positive attitude changes everything!