Ericka Boussarhane knew from an early age that she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. After high school, she began her studies in psychology at the University of West Florida. While attending college she began working for several local mental health agencies. Desiring a change, she opened up her first child care center in 1998. A few years later she opened another center. Ericka lives with her husband and two sons in Pensacola, Florida. She is a child advocate, author, radio host, and speaker.