Erik received his master’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Arizona. Even though he served 12 years with the United States Marine Corps, he is actually a big softy on the inside. You may think he is a dog person, but cats steal his heart. He remembers to stop and smell the flowers and does cry at every chick flick. His favorite quote is “Visualize Whirled Peas”. Even though he admits to being a “big softy”, keep in mind he was a competitive Olympic Weightlifter.