ERIN BAKKER

A self-proclaimed “starter-upper,” Erin manages The Hive's marketing and development operations. She generates creative solutions to keep businesses relevant. Her beta test for business relevance: Is the community talking about them?

 

A graduate of Auburn University, Erin studied public relations and early childhood education. Erin started her teaching career at Jeter Primary school in Opelika, Alabama and then continued at Destin Elementary School. Thanks to an innate entrepreneurial acumen—Erin founded her first business, Abrakadoodle Art Education of Northwest Florida, at the young age of 24 years old. She was the youngest franchise owner of Abrakadoodle Art Education, and pioneered many new programs for the franchise of her 8 years of ownership.

 

Co-founding The Hive in 2017, she says, was an instinctively synergistic decision. “We moved from, ‘Do we want to do this,' to ‘We’re doing this' within an hour. We named The Hive, bought the LLC, and created the logo in less than a week." Like we said, Erin’s a starter-upper.

 

When she’s not creating a buzz for local businesses, Erin spends her time volunteering on the boards of the Young Professionals of Walton County and Point Washington Preschool, and with her husband Cole and their three children: Jackson, Brantley, and Hunter Grace.

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