Eric was born and raised in Southwest Virginia. He graduated in 1990 from the University of Virginia at Wise with a Bachelors of Arts in History and a minor in Secondary Education. Obtained a Masters Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix in 2016.
From 1995 till 2013, Eric was the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mountain Empire in Bristol VA/TN.
A native of the Bristol Virginia / Tennessee area, he relocated to Tallahassee in July 2014 to be the Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs.
On July 11, 2016, Eric became the Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation.
He is also a member of the Tallahassee Rotary Club, Seminole Boosters, and a coach at Meridian Park Dizzy Dean League. Eric is married to high school sweetheart, Michelle and has a 20-year-old son, Tyler, who is a junior political science major at Florida State University.