Eric was born in Portland and moved to Bend in 1967 and never left.(why would you). He grew up hunting, fishing, and farming in Bend’s good old days.

Eric attended First Baptist/Foundry as a child and remembers Bob and Loretta Powell as his Sunday school teachers. Eric and his wife, Tammie, have been with Foundry Church since 1997 and came on staff in 2012 as the facilities director. He and Tammie have 6 children and 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild.