Nicknamed the “biggest small town,” Erie, Pennsylvania is a place where if not everybody knows your name, the lady two aisles over in the grocery store checkout line will.
Some used Erie as a launching pad, gaining name recognition outside of northwest PA.
They Started in Erie celebrates those successful stars who’ve lived and started out in our big, little town.
Ginny Tonkin is a Fairview High School alum, but moved to Erie in fifth grade from Bridgeport, CT. A recent graduate of Principia College in Illinois, she hopes one day, she can add her name to this list. She loves traveling, staying active, the outdoors, and vegetarian cooking.