#FeatureFriday is where we feature a top young professional from within our community. For the month of March, our focus will be highlighting key women that create an impact in our South Florida community. We look forward to introducing you to some local leaders.
Erica Bachelor is the founder of the Rekoop, the President of the Brendon P. Bachelor Foundation, Brendon’s Duffels of Hope, and Principle of Marketing for Bachelor Companies.
Erica was born in Louisville, Kentucky, raised in St. Louis, Mo., and later in South Florida. She attended Pepperdine University, in Malibu, California, graduating with a double major in marketing and broadcasting. After college, Erica went straight into marketing, helping to put together multimillion-dollar events for The Hardrock company.
With a goal of landing her dream job with E!, Erica moved back to LA, to pursue broadcasting. Within 2 months, she was working with E!, dominating the red carpet covering the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, and even the Oscars. She then spent several years in La La Land, dabbling into acting, appearing in several regional and national commercials, as well as independent films and TV shows, even working with Vivica A. Fox and Gary Busey.
In 2014, Erica, entered the world of sports when she joined Back9Network, co-hosting the “The Turn,” the network’s flagship show about golf, pop culture, and news; she got to interview the top in the golf and golf lifestyle industry.
The sudden death of her brother, Brandon, caused her to reevaluate her life. Realizing that family is an important part of life, She returned back home to work with family at Bachelor Companies. Erica is now the Principle of Marketing for Bachelor Companies, which owns and operates hotels, restaurants, and real estate including Brendon’s Catch 23, a Kentucky based seafood restaurant, which is set to open its second location in Brickell, later this year.
Dedicated to ensuring that her brother’s legacy lives on, Erica started the Brendon P. Bachelor Foundation for Sports and Education and Brendon’s Duffels of Hope. At a symposium, she learned that foster kids are given trash bags to put all of their belongings in when they leave their home, which can affect a child’s confidence and mental perception of themselves. Erica, then founded, Brendon’s Duffels of Hope, which provides personalized, ready to go duffles, that carries various things a child at any age would need.
She is also the founder of Rekoop, elevates your frequency to experience greater peace, joy, love and mental clarity with the use of natural and cruelty-free products.
Through her journey, Erica says that her trust in Christ has been essential in being able to get through tough times and discovering her purpose.
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