Erika Ortner refers to herself as a Stafford All-Star. Born and raised in North Stafford, she loves her hometown and is excited to play a part of a department that helps foster community economic development. One of Erika’s strong suits is content development and she will work extensively on copy writing and supporting the department’s marketing efforts. She is excited to head up the newsletter and email campaigns as well as provide copy for blog posts and stories. Erika is a wizard with words and is thrilled to add value and support Stafford’s Economic Development and Tourism messaging.

Erika received her bachelors in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations in 2019 and her masters in Strategic Communications in 2021 from George Mason University. She is community-focused and altruistic in nature with her various volunteer work in the community. She got her start in theatre at a young age and loves being in front of people. As she is happiest in front of a crowd and with people, in her free time, you can find Erika welcoming first time guests to her church or singing on-stage.