Eric was born in Brooklyn, New York but grew up in hi father's hometown of Kewanee, Illinois. He is the youngest of five siblings. After high school, Eric moved to Davenport to attend Hamilton Technical College and graduated with a degree in Electronics Engineering. While attending college, he met his future wife Laura who had also moved to Davenport to attend college. Eric and Laura were married in September 1990.
In the early 90’s, Eric started his career in the alarm industry installing, servicing, and eventually managing the operations for the local branch of the leading nationwide provider of electronic security and surveillance. During the spring of 2001, Eric and Laura felt the need to attend church; something they had never done before on regular basis. Shortly thereafter, they both were compelled by the love of Christ to repent of their sins, trust in Jesus, and seek after God. They began attending Harvest Davenport in 2011.
In 2016–after more than twenty-five years in the alarm industry–Eric was blessed with the opportunity to serve the church in a full time role as Facilities Manager of Harvest Davenport. Eric also enjoys the privilege of serving on the worship team, while Laura has the joy of serving in Harvest Kids.
Eric and Laura currently reside in Milan, Illinois with their two children, Connor James and Sommer Jade.