About Me:

Growing up on a farm and an athlete play and nature was easily accessible for Erica Followed by a career as a toy designer her life remained centered around play.  It wasn't until she became a mother that play started to get squeezed out by new schedules and added responsibilities. In an effort to preserve her daughters' natural playful and curious spirits, as found in all children, she consciously made play a daily intention. 

She believes play to be the path to a healthy and joy-filled life.  This is why she is passionate about creating communities and resources with the sole intention of facilitating play, curiosity, and personal growth.

Erica is a designer with 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies designing toys and children's products. She lives in Florida with her husband and two vibrant little girls who keep her fueled with inspiration daily.  She is a seeker of knowledge and continued growth....

Erica has a bachelor's degree in Industrial Design and a master's degree in Professional Leadership.  She launched designELF Studios, a design consultancy, in 2007.  A few years later, in 2010, she earned her 200-hour yoga certification and was certified in kids' yoga in 2013 .

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Peace . Play . Namaste