After graduating with degrees in Music Education (bassoon) and Theater performance, Erin Arnold started her career in Arts Administration and Music Business Management at Manhattan School of Music and RZO, LLC. At RZO, she worked with celebrity bands and musicians as well as their charitable foundations. From there she transitioned into startups and tech, supporting executives at Etsy and one of the founders of Blue Apron.
Outside of the office, Erin can still play all orchestral instruments up to a 6th grade level (some better than others). She’s written, directed and produced off- and off-off Broadway plays, and her voice can be heard in radio ads and video games, most recently the NHTSA/Ad Council campaign against Buzzed Driving. She lives in the NYC suburbs with her husband and their Chow Chow, Ted.
Q&A with Erin
Q: If you could choose anyone famous (real or fictional) to have dinner with who would they be and why?
My ideal dinner party guests would be Oprah because I find her to be wise and inspiring (and I've had a subscription to "O" Magazine since way before it was cool--ok, it's still not cool, but I love her) and David Sedaris, because his stories entertain me endlessly.
Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A professional cheerleader or a singer, but ideally a singing cheerleader. (It should be noted that though I do sing, I never actually became a cheerleader at any level. I just really enjoyed pom-poms.)
Q: If a movie was made of your life what genre would it be, who would play you?
My life would be best represented as a mockumentary, but with a narrator a la Ron Howard in Arrested Development, so that when I say something like "This will work out perfectly!" he'll interject with "It did not work out perfectly". Either Amy Adams or Isla Fisher would play me, as I demand a fellow ginger.