“We’ve been best friends since we were 5 years old. Went to girl scouts together.”

“So many of us went to this school [St. John the Baptist in Monaca] and grew up together.”

“You know it’s hard to do stuff in high school when your Mom’s on the school board. Senior skip day there were two people left in our class: her and the principal’s son. The rest of us were gone.”

“They said, ‘Hey, where is everybody? I was like, I don’t know…'”

“We didn’t stay with her in solidarity either. [laughs]”

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Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal truths and insights that are often too difficult to capture with words. She believes, as Garrison Keillor says through his troubled yet triumphant character Barbara in Pontoon, that “the only sermon that counts is the one formed by our actions.” A native of New Castle, Erin has made her home in Ambridge where she lives happily with her wonderful husband Dave, their three adorable and hilarious cats, and their “old gentleman” dog, Max. Erin is excited to help tell the stories of the people of Beaver County. You can see more of her work on Facebook and connect on Instagram or Twitter.