Eric was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. He is the youngest of 4 children, and an uncle to 5 nieces and nephews. He has been in full time law enforcement for 10 yrs., as well as the fire service part time for 3 yrs. In his spare time he enjoys reading, running, guitar, cooking, baking, writing, acting, and traveling. Random facts: Eric has gone skydiving, hang gliding, and hot air ballooning. He has completed 7 marathons and once rode a roller coaster for 11 hrs. straight.