Eric enlisted in the US Army in 2002 and was honorably discharged in 2005. He served one tour in Iraq from 2003 to 2004.
Eric is an Ironman triathlete and was recently a cast member on NBC Sports new series "Quest for Kona". He believes through training and competition, we can find a healthy release to the stresses found post military separation.
This release burns off the energy which prevents us from looking beneath the masks we wear and the personas we play in every social interaction. We can look beneath it all and discover our authentic self. He also believe re-discovering the physicality we miss from military service, paired with a different philosophical approach to training, is vital to many veterans journey to healing.
Eric has been on a journey of healing since 2007. Through all the failures, setbacks, he realized each trauma and each life choice/experience has built him a platform. Every experience, good or bad, uniquely qualified him walk beside others who are walking a similar path. This type of relationship is required to allow others to feel comfortable enough to do the inner work required to find, expose, and heal the hidden wounds of our past.
He is married to his wife of Jenna. Together they have two daughters. Eric is motivated by his wife and children to heal so he can be the man they deserve.
Short Trailer for Eric's Recent "Quest For Kona" Episode on NBC Sports
Full Episode can be viewed HERE on "Ironman Now"