Born and raised in Northern Michigan, Eric grew up working with animals on a small country farm. Eric started a career in Information Technologies early on before he graduated from Traverse City West High School in 1998. Focusing on networking and infrastructure, Eric became an enthusiastic Unix/Linux user and systems administrator. Eric developed an appreciation for design and engineering. His interests in this area led him to study drafting and construction. In 2002, Eric joined his father at Great Lakes Wellhead, Inc. Working as a field and shop hand, Eric quickly gained the knowledge necessary to lead and train additional hands. His duties quickly evolved to an engineering/design and management position. Eric has worked on countless wells in the mid west basin, as well as across the United States. Eric has many hobbies that include hunting, fishing, scuba diving, skiing and mountain biking. Eric is a loving husband and a proud father of two children. He is also a FTC robotics coach and loves to work with local children teaching the importance and value of STEM. He enjoys volunteering his time assisting local schools with technology and infrastructure support.