Erin Adams

Executive Assistant

Erin Adams serves as the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Open Doors Academy, bringing over 20 years of experience as a community organizer to ODA. Erin has also worked as a freelance Consultant and Executive Assistant for start-ups and small-business owners.   

Erin has served on the Board of Directors for the Lookout Arts Quarry. She has 6 years of experience in event production and 4 years of experience in Marketing and Outreach in the non-profit sector. She is a 4-year member of the American Society of Administrative Professionals.  

Erin’s earlier background is in youth advocacy and empowerment work. She has long been committed to serving and supporting children. She worked as a nanny and parenting coach for 10 years. In 2009, she helped start the Trans Youth Support Network helping gender-diverse homeless youth in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2018, she studied with Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education to learn the skills of youth mentorship and cultural repair through nature connection, permaculture and social justice.   

Erin’s passion has always been working for justice and equity. She feels honored to support the ODA mission from her seat as Executive Assistant where she can see the ripple of her organizational skills helping to protect, inspire, nurture, and challenge ODA scholars.   

Erin loves spending her free time with her dog, Swayze. She also enjoys sharing chocolate and tea with her colleagues at ODA.