Eric was born and raised in the mid-Michigan area. He attended Central Michigan University studying Business Education with minors in Leadership and Communications. Currently, he is near completion of his Masters of Arts in Charter School Leadership from CMU. Eric has a passion for working with programs and schools to help youth to be successful. He greatly enjoys the outdoors and staying active in the community.
Eric taught at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science in Walker, Michigan for five years. During that time, he showed a passion for student growth through experiential learning. Eric greatly enjoyed traveling with students to serve an environmental need while leading several Service Learning Trips to Colorado, Texas, and New York. He also brought the innovative self-directed learning Entrepreneurial Program to WMAES, mentoring a select group of students through the start up of their own businesses over the course of four trimesters. This group not only fostered community among the students, but also prepared them for post-high school success.