The Desert Pear Team


Maker and Owner

Erika Lynnette Baker is an all around lover of the arts who moved to Kansas City after completing her BA in Theatre and Writing at Northwest Missouri State University. She's spent the last 10+ years working in Kansas City as a teaching artist, puppeteer, actress, directer, writer, producer and maker and loves embracing any and all creative challenges she can get her hands into!

She lives in the Northland area with her wonderful partner, stepson, parrot and two dogs as well as her assortment of desert plants. When she isn't busy in her in-home studio, she is hunting down unique finds for her MCM and vintage collections or enjoying time with her family.


Systems Administrator

Sarah Thorman has always been drawn to anything and everything with a creative center. She grew up in Kansas City and loves watching how much the art scene here has grown over the years!

After working in the theatre world with Erika Baker she is ecstatic to be joining the Desert Pear team! As a team of female entrepreneurs there is nothing more exciting than creating something beautiful and sustainable with a friend.

In her spare time, Sarah cultivates her mindfulness practice by doing yoga, providing tarot readings, energy healing services, and creating meditation videos. She also enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and snuggling with her cats.