After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in 1992, Eric joined the San Bernardino County Fire Department in Califonia. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Seattle Fire Department and has been a member of the Hazardous Materials team since 1998. In addition to developing and teaching a variety of hazardous materials and emergency response training courses, Eric is the administrator of the Seattle Local Emergency Planning Committee. He lives in Auburn, WA with his wife and two children.