Erin Wellington was born and raised in Fullerton, California, but moved up to Oregon to attend college at Oregon State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. After college, Erin worked in education with the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry and the Vancouver School District. Erin first learned about Friends of the Children while working for The Campbell Foundation as Duncan Campbell's Executive Assistant. Erin transitioned to working for Friends of the Children as the Administrative Support Specialist. In March 2019, Erin became the National Database Specialist and assists the National Database Manager. Erin and her husband, Eric, are enjoying the many blessings of being parents to their newborn son, Emmett.