Erica has lived most of her life in the greater New York area, and her career since college has been in book publishing. Erica works at John Wiley & Sons as a developer of college textbooks. She has been in academic/textbook publishing for most of her career (30+ years), working to edit and develop educational materials in a variety of disciplines in the humanities — English, Communications, Journalism, Business, History, Linguistics, and ESL. Erica has been singing in choruses even longer, since her college days. Before joining PPM in 2018 she sang in small groups, such as Ember in Jersey City/NYC; in big choruses, such as the Greenwich Village Singers in NYC; and in church choirs, such as Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newark, and Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, where she met her husband and fellow-chorister, Chuck Appel. Erica joined the board in 2021.