“I’ve been a nurse at Heritage Valley for 24 years, in the critical care unit. Started here in 1992 and never left. I love taking care of people that I know. I see people all the time that are from this area — it’s amazing how small the world is, and I like taking care of them. I hope there’s no strike; I want to stay here working.”

(Mary Ann of Raccoon Twp. rallies in support of the nurses of Heritage Valley Health System at the Beaver County Courthouse in 2016)

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.