Although as a young girl living in Te Kauwhata Erin was never adverse to pitching in on the Simpson family farm, in fact she loved it and still does on occasion when needed , the idea of her following in the family business was never on the cards. Instead Erin immersed herself in art and singing eventually gaining a Bachelor in Musical Theatre.
This led to her successfully auditioning for roles in shows like Jesus Christ Super Star, Beauty and the Beast and Westend to Broadway before being accepted for various TV roles. Her first presenting role was On What Now as their discussed Mascot and then advanced to Tamati Coffey’s goofball skit partner this experience led to her co-hosting Sticky TV and then to her biggest challenge to date, 770 episodes and 5 years of 'The Erin Simpson Show'.
Although the show won over thousands of young fans, Erin was far from an overnight success and she will never forget her mascot days where she worked as Captain Hurricane – the mascot for the Super 15 team The Hurricanes. It’s this determination and hard work that has seen her record over 1000 episodes and deliver over 5000 minutes of quality television during her 10yr career in TV. In 2015 Erin branched out into TV1's prime time Friday night show "Kiwi Living" as the project guide, also presenting and hosting on the Sky Sport Rugby Channel .
Not one to ever rest on her laurels Erin has also become an in-demand MC, a wedding celebrant, a landlord, launched two companies including her art business, held her first art exhibition, released two celebrity cook books with a third due to be released on Mothers day 2018, built her successful eCommerce websites that has an added reach of 50k and a 96.59K engagement rate, she has also successfully organised several corporate parties. Last year she produced and presented on-screen for TVNZ "Cooking For Change; Hotspots, working on her art business as well as researching and writing proposals for new shows.
Currently Erin is working for Stuff.co.nz as their celebrity in homes reporter, going around to celebrity homes and capturing their most treasured items and moments. She has a new show that has been confirmed on TVNZ and is set to be released in September 2017. Her home decor range 'Beautiful Objects' is now sold in over 100 New Zealand retail stores.
As for the farm, although her fencing skills are often required, she is more at home in the creative and entertainment world for now " Any work that stops me from having to milk cows every day, that's great work," Erin says, laughing.