Growing up, Erin Ahern (a.k.a. "Lake Girl") communicated solely through movie, television, and advertising quotes. Little did she know, she'd one day have a career in writing them.

Currently, Erin is a copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather, alumnae of The Second City, and yoga instructor with a thick Wisconsin accent. She resides in Chicago with her dying plants, and spends her free time in dive bars, eating copious amounts of falafel and ice cream, and complaining about the CTA (not always simultaneously).

Her pursuit in life is to watch every show and movie, and read every book that's been recommended to her. However, knowing that's impossible, she might start actually trying to keep her plants alive.  


Email her here to ask how that's going.

About the Author


University of Wisconsin -Madison

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

May / 2016

Second City

Accelerated Writing Program

February / 2020


Ogilvy Chicago

Modelo, Tyson, Morton Salt, Grainger, Workday, Jimmy Dean, CDW

June / 2016 - Now

*full resume available upon request