Eric enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2005 as an infantry rifleman. Over the course of nine years, he deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, and Macedonia in various roles. While serving as a platoon sergeant during his 2012 deployment to Afghanistan, Eric was injured and was subsequently attached to the Wounded Warrior Detachment at the Walter Reed National Medical Center. During his rehabilitation there, he came under the mentorship of FourBlock, which he credits for helping him successfully transition out in 2014.
Eric is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University where he studied International Relations, and has consulted corporate teams on marketing and product strategy. He joined the FourBlock team to help expand the FourBlock program throughout the DC Metropolitan area, as well as oversee its national marketing and communications strategies.