|Location||Rocklin, CA, United States|
|Introduction||My name is Erin Johansen, aka the Queen of Tarts. One of my earliest childhood memories is pulling up a stool to my Yia Yia’s stove (Greek for grandma). Three decades ago my first paying job was in the kitchen of a Greek pastry shop where I washed a lot of giant pots and pans. I have been working for Oregon Fruit for 14 years and my suburban neighborhood serves as test kitchen and my neighbors, the focus group. I love to watch competitive cooking shows like Iron Chef and Top Chef .Although Chef Ramsay is truly evil in the kitchen, I really love to watch Hell’s Kitchen with my two grown up daughters who have always been the light in my life.|
|Interests||Skiing, Biking, Hiking, Gardening, Cooking. In addition to my job, I am a founder and Executive Director of Full Circle Treatment Center providing substance abuse treatment for teens and their families in my community.|
|Favorite Music||Show tunes, Gospel Music|
|Favorite Books||The Hour I First Believed, The Help, The Poisonwood Bible|
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