“I grew up in Beaver and I’ll be 80 years old in July, that’s how long I’ve lived here. I’ve been a volunteer everywhere, here, the Villa. After my husband died, I decided to volunteer. I just… I can’t sit home, so I keep active. He died 9 years ago so I’ve been active ever since.

I do love the arts and education; this [the Lincoln Park Performing Arts School] really is a wonderful place — I wish it was here when my children were growing up because I have a son who’s a musician, he’s a band — he can’t read music but he can play it, beautiful songs on the guitar. They play in Pittsburgh quite a bit, Paint 31.”

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.