Erin is the bartender at The Real Macaw, a funky bar/restaurant in east Naples.
Erin is from Alabama. She got her master's degree in 16th century English poetry, which is not as lucrative a field as you might think.
For six years Erin lived in Sanremo, a beautiful town on the Mediterranean coast of Italy, just east of the border with France. These days she works long hours six days a week behind the bar during Naples' high season so, when June comes, she can go back to her home in Sanremo.
Erin is a parachuting enthusiast. On the day I met her, Erin had had taken some women on tandem jumps and then come to work. (That is her and two women jumpers on her phone.)
See the things you learn when you ask a bartender to tell you about herself?