Q&A: Meet Erin Horne, Account Manager

Erin Horne

We’ve got a new gal on our team. Erin Horne is a foodie, a triathlete and she once took a “goldfish shot” – which is exactly what it sounds like and exactly what you don’t want it to be.

Here’s everything you need to know about the newest member of our crew.

Name: Erin Horne

Job Title: Account Manager

Enneagram Number: 3

Where is home for you?

This is a tough question for me now! My hometown is Chicago, but I have lived in five states (Illinois, Indiana for college, California for an internship with The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Georgia, and now Tennessee). I’ve found it takes about 3 months to start calling a new state my “home.”

What are you most looking forward to about living in Nashville?

I’ve become a huge food and drink enthusiast in the past couple of years. I have a list with more than 75 bars and restaurants to try. I’m looking forward to checking out each one!

I’m also a triathlete, so I can’t wait to explore Middle Tennessee through open water swimming, road biking and running.

If you could be a superhero, which one would you be?

Does Buffy the Vampire Slayer count? I’m a bit of a television nerd (one of my majors was Film Studies), so I love a powerful female lead. Buffy did a lot for “women’s films” and females on television—not to mention she had the best friend crew. She was ahead of her time!

What is a crazy story you love to tell at cocktail parties?

I once took a “goldfish shot.” I had to fish for a live goldfish out of a pond, put it in a vodka shot, and then swallow it whole! People love that story at parties, hah.

Here’s another one—while I was working at Ellen, I got to stand in as a band member during Shawn Mendes’ sound check. I was about 10 inches away while he serenaded an empty room and me! This is definitely one of my favorite Ellen memories.

What do you do for fun?

I love to read, especially magazines. I have a huge stack of Entertainment Weekly, Southern Living, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit and more waiting for me to dig in at home. I also love competitive sports. You can usually find me training for some sort of race or playing on a sand volleyball team.

What’s your spirit animal and why?

I’ll go with a dolphin— I love water, I’m social by nature, and I’m always on the move.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

As much as I love a good chocolate chip cookie, I have to go with pretzels. They’ve been my favorite snack for as long as I can remember.

Favorite quote?

My current favorite is this lyric from Lucius’s song Dusty Trails:

‘If we skip to our pre-fulfilled dreams, we’d be lost without our own advice.’

Last words?

From the moment I decided to move to Nashville, Reed Public Relations was on the top of my list of places to work! I’m thrilled to be here.