Areas of Expertise:
Fundraising, Community Organizing, Policy & Advocacy, Cooking
Eric brings nearly two-decades of experience in fundraising, community organizing, and political activism to LSPC. Born and raised in Indiana, Eric left for the Army soon after graduating high school. After being kicked out of the military under a Chapter 15 discharge for being gay, he found himself searching for a way to engage in social justice movements happening around him. He soon joined up with a rag-tag group of political junkies and helped form the Stonewall Young Democrats of Los Angeles. Eric would become the first in his family to attend college. He spent two years at Santa Monica College studying political science before taking his journey up north to U.C. Berkeley. Eric graduated from Cal with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. While at Cal, he focused on the intersections of democracy and capitalism, as well as internalized phobias that perpetuate hate and bias. Previously, Eric has worked for the Human Rights Campaign, Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), Swords to Plowshares, as well as 14 political campaigns and ballot measures.
In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and eating, spending time with family and friends, reading a good book, traveling, or cuddling up at home watching reruns of the Golden Girls.