Erika is a 13-year resident of Lafayette. She spent the last 16 years producing the California State Parks Foundation’s annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup, during which her environmental awareness and eco-consciousness greatly expanded. When opening Metro Lafayette with her husband Jack in 2007, she spearheaded efforts to green the business, including food scrap recycling, use of eco-friendly cleaning products, recycled teak and 3FORM tables, low-flow toilets and energy-efficient lighting, biodegradable to-go packaging, and sourcing ingredients from local, sustainable farms and vendors. For the past three years, Erika has served on the Green Schools Committee for Happy Valley Elementary and Stanley Middle School and she is the parent representative for the Lafayette School District Green Team. In her spare time, she works tirelessly to encourage environmental ethics in her two sons.