Erica Breunlin, The Colorado Sun

Erica Breunlin

The Colorado Sun

Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Erica:

Will Colorado’s move to expand preschool access hurt care for infants and toddlers?

Child care providers who choose not to participate in the state’s expanded preschool program could lose students — and with them the ability to survive → Read More

Political swings on Colorado school boards spark level of antagonism not seen since desegregation

Colorado school boards are supposed to be nonpartisan, but conflict over pandemic restrictions, critical race theory has changed that → Read More

Desperate for teachers and staff, some rural Colorado schools are offering their workers child care

Faced with persistent staffing shortages, some rural school districts have decided to open child care centers themselves. → Read More

'A role model for servant leadership': Covenant Health director puts patients, employees first

Lucy Gregory is a longtime Covenant Health leader known for putting the employees and patients she serves first. She started her career as a physical therapist and has shaped the profession as she's advocated for staff and patients. → Read More

UT Medical Center board leader's guidance and governance spans nearly 30 years

Bud Sherrod has championed UT Medical Center for the last 28 years, serving as an anchor on its board, proactively fundraising and offering his insurance expertise. → Read More

This humble Health Care Hero has saved thousands of lives by operating on thousands of hearts

Dr. Michael Maggart cares for about 250 hearts a year and is credited with giving thousands of patients the gift of time. Other surgeons aspire to meet his standard of care and his work ethic. → Read More

This mentor is raising up a future workforce: ‘It’s important to get women in the door and keep them here.’

Arial Ruble was recently recognized nationally as one of the "Most Influential Women in Manufacturing." Her role as a mentor to other young women is helping shape a future female workforce. → Read More

Can United Way make a campaign comeback?

The United Way of Greater Knoxville's 2018 campaign generated more than $1 million less than its record campaign in 2017. Will it regain fundraising momentum this year? → Read More

How do you innovate? If you're Pilot Flying J, you hold a 'Shark Tank' hackathon

Pilot Flying J corralled dozens of employees this week for a hackathon, during which they collaborated to solve company challenges and pitched their ideas to a panel of "sharks." → Read More

Twitter roots for 'Bachelorette' contestant Tyler C. after East Tennessee's Jed betrays Hannah

Twitter threw a lot of shade at "Bachelorette" contestant and East Tennessee native Jed Wyatt after he lied to Hannah Brown. Fans threw their support behind contender Tyler Cameron. → Read More

'The Bachelorette': Hannah's parents air concerns about Jed's music career

"The Bachelorette" is winding down in a two-night finale as Hannah Brown must decide between East Tennessee native Jed Wyatt and contestant Tyler Cameron. → Read More

Island Home Park residents selling home for $405K after transforming it over 45 years

With arched doorways, spacious rooms and a basement converted into an artist's workspace, an Island Home Park house is sitting ready for new owners. → Read More

What young professionals are making their mark on East Tennessee? Nominate them for '20 Under 20' will honor the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, artists and musicians in its 20 Under 20 program. Nominate a talented student. → Read More

'Bachelorette' sends Luke Parker home after contestant Jed Wyatt questions their relationship

Bachelorette Hannah Brown sent season villain Luke Parker home and kept local contestant Jed Wyatt, who could become the last man standing. → Read More

United Way of Greater Knoxville CEO Ben Landers to retire

Ben Landers has announced plans to retire from his longtime position as head of the United Way of Greater Knoxville. He has committed to staying with the organization until the end of the year. → Read More

Make the most of your next corporate retreat

Ready to plan a corporate retreat for your company? These pointers from local planners will set you up for success. → Read More

'The Bachelorette' visits Knoxville during hometown dates but leaves dazed and confused

Knoxville played a leading role in Monday night's episode of the 'Bachelorette' when Hannah Brown visited local contestant Jed Wyatt. But Wyatt's family questioned their love. → Read More honors 2019 Health Care Heroes winners will recognize six Health Care Heroes award winners at a September luncheon at The Foundry. → Read More

Here's how you can go behind the scenes of Knoxville's newest taproom

Brews & News ft. New2Knox is giving you the opportunity to explore behind the scenes of Elst Brewing Co.'s new taproom. Plus, you can meet Mayor Madeline Rogero and listen to some live music. → Read More

Disrupting the SySTEM: East Tennessee races to build future STEM workforce

How is East Tennessee combatting a shortage of career-ready STEM professionals? Part of the answer involves exposing students to STEM before they even start school. → Read More