Erica Martinez is a Southern California native who now resides near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She formally worked for Ponte for 4 years before moving on the east coast where she was the online copywriter for GNC for 3 years. Now a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom to her new son, Henry, Erica still feels at home writing for Ponte. She is a lover of wine, food and shopping (in farmer's markets) and enjoys sharing her cooking experiences in her new city, which even after almost 5 years, sometimes still feels unfamiliar (she is still adjusting to the fact that farmer's markets close in winter). Erica truly believes that food and wine go beyond creating a meal, and can, rather, create an entire experience. She is thrilled to share these experiences on the Ponte Blog.