He was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. After earning degrees in acting, the social sciences, and speech communication, He was set for law school. A last-minute change of heart started my teaching career. Eric moved back to Hawaii to the island of Kauai to teach middle school social studies at a small independent school where for the next 13 years he created my own humanities, theatre arts, and character development curricula. When not teaching, surfing is his other life endeavor.