In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with my friend, Erin Pappas.

Erin and I first connected through social media back in 2016 during the time that I was building my network of female baseball players and advocates of women and girls playing baseball.  We immediately connected because she was also an avid Red Sox fan.  Like many of the women that I was connecting with at that time, she had participated in the first ever Boston Red Sox Women’s Fantasy Camp.

We met in person back in 2018, when she stopped by our complex on her way to another baseball camp in Pittsburgh.  When she heard that Sandy and I were selling everything to travel full-time in an RV, she reached out and told us to look her up if we ever got through Bend, Oregon.  The stars aligned and we were able to connect and spend a couple really awesome days in Bend.  We went on two beautiful hikes and were able to spend a lot of time together and get to know each other even better.

Erin is much more than just a ballplayer though.  An avid hiker and lover of nature, she just completed hiking Mount Kilimanjaro.  She is also a fiercely independent woman and single mother as well as a hero working in the healthcare field.

Click on either of the links below to listen to the conversation.