Although a relatively recent transplant to Simi Valley from Long Beach, in the three years since moving to Simi Valley, Erickson and his wife Lorraine, have become involved in local community groups, including the Kiwanis Club. Through the Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley, Erickson met Don Sturt, current Kiwanis Club President and also a member of the Free Clinic Board who approached him about joining the Board.
“I’ve long admired the Free Clinic and what they do. I also like the fact that the Free Clinic is not government supported and that it is simply people in Simi Valley helping people in Simi Valley,” said Erickson on why he was interested in getting involved with the Clinic. “You’ve got to do your part,” he added.