Eric is a compassionate leader for individuals with disabilities and their families. He is a huge West Jordan Jaguars fan, which is where he attended high school and is currently the high school’s boys basketball manager for West Jordan High School. He showed his skills by being selected his senior year to give one of the graduation speeches. Eric shares his expertise and experiences of a young man with Autism, which is a gift among the many friends, individuals with disabilities, families, professionals and fellow leaders across the state of Utah.
In 2010, Eric received the Flame of Hope Award from the Utah State Office of Education for helping people with disabilities. In 2014, Eric received the Champions of Equal Opportunity Award from the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities. Eric served on the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council, Utah Parent Center Board of Directors and the Utah Special Education Advisory Panel as well as being a mentor and faculty member of the URLEND program. Eric currently sits on the Consumer Advisory Board at Utah State University and is also a part of the Advocates as Leaders Speakers’ Network.
Eric is an enthusiastic fan of the Utah Utes football and basketball teams and is also a big Utah Jazz fan. Eric is a reliable and vital part of many of the state's activities and initiatives. He is busy with multiple commitments, but is always willing to do whatever is needed to help with disability advocacy, policy and empowerment.