Writer, Journalist, Editor, PR/marketing/publicity specialist, Content Specialist, Book Reviewer, Blogger, Photographer, Historian, Mom
Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi: I was born in England, where I lived until I was 3, then raised in Ohio, USA. Went to Ashland University, a private liberal arts college in Ohio, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in three majors: Journalism, English, as well as History. Mom to 3 great kids. Love to write, read, blog, bake, take photos, travel. Passionate about writing, books, art, travel, photography, music, museums, history, and my kids.
I love to do non-profit work and am passionate about supporting causes I think are just such as stopping violence against women, women's rights, violence in general. racism, sex trafficking, health issues, sea animals, historical preservation, and the environment.
I own Addison's Compass Public Relations (6 years) and Hook of a Book (4 years). I am a freelance writer, publicist, editor, and journalist. I am a professional PR and marketing person with over 18 years of experience.
Currently, I serve on the Appleseed Mental Health Board and Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven board of directors. Formerly I was the Public Relations Director for Ashland BalloonFest event for 5 years, where I served on the non-profit board. I have been on the board of the United Way of Ashland County (Strategic Planning, Marketing, Allocations, Secretary-Exec) and served as President of the Ashland County Cancer Association for 2 years (serving on the board the last six years) and Chair of their largest fund-raiser, Taste of Ashland, for many years. I have appeared as a judge for Ashland's Holiday Downtown Parade and sponsored, created, hosted many fund-raisers for charity.
Awarded Ashland County Women of Achievement Award; State of Ohio BPW's Representative to Business and Professional Women's (BPW) National Conference as Young Careerist of the Year 2008; Featured Presenter at Ohio Hospital Association's Annual Conference on Marketing with Radio; Oct. 8, 2008 was declared Erin Al-Mehairi Day in Ashland, Ohio by Mayoral Proclomation