Erin Brooks moved to North Carolina with her family in 1997 when her father retired from the military. In high school, she developed a love for medicine. She soon joined her local volunteer EMS squad, where she volunteered from 2002 to 2005. During her time as a volunteer, she earned her diploma as an Emergency Medical Technician.
In 2005, she also earned her Clinical Assistant Certification followed by her Phlebotomy Certification in 2006. After earning her certifications, she worked at Wake Med Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina as a phlebotomist from 2007 until 2009. After leaving the hospital, she worked for both LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics over the next couple of years before joining Essential Health & Wellness in 2012. She lives in Smithfield with her husband Gerald and their daughter Kenzie. During her time off, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading.