Eri started rescuing dogs, cats, and any other animal that came her way when she was just 19 years old. In 2000, she founded Heaven on Earth, with a focus on helping cats in need that other rescue groups were unable or unwilling to take on. In 2013, Eri stepped back from Heaven on Earth to focus on her human family, including four incredible children — two of whom were adopted from Los Angeles County. Eri’s family also includes Taco, a mastiff mix, and Kati, an all-white cat rescued by Eri’s youngest child. Eri is a partner at a boutique bookkeeping firm, Summit Accounting Solutions, in West Los Angeles. She was re-elected to the Board in 2019.