Eric started outdoor adventuring when he rode his bike across his home state of Kansas with his mom when he was 10. After taking a break from virtually all physical activity after that endeavor for 10 years, he's ridden his bike from Kansas to Alaska, run ultra marathons, hiked across Colorado and kayaked from Washington to Alaska. In between adventures Eric taught middle school in China, New Orleans and Portland. Sea kayaking confirmed Eric's belief that the ocean is terrifying, so he started working at the Mountain Shop to help improve his skills traveling in the mountains. He hopes to ski the Iditarod Trail from Anchorage to Nome in the next few years with his newfound ski knowledge.