Eric first took an urban-based EMT course in 2000, in his home state of Colorado. He then headed north to make a new home in Jackson, WY in 2003. After working for several other outdoor programs, Eric took his NOLS Instructor Course in 2006. He has spent the last decade working in the field for NOLS Expeditions mountaineering, climbing, hiking, fly fishing, technical canyon, and llama packing courses. Currently, Eric in his ninth year volunteering as the Training Officer/Captain for the Teton Village Fire Department in Teton Village, WY. He also volunteers as an EMT-I for Jackson Hole Fire/EMS. He pays the bills working for the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol, as the lead emergency care instructor (after the avalanche explosive work and skiing powder is done!). The rest of his time is spent working for NOLS Expeditions and NOLS Wilderness Medicine, primarily in Alaska and Wyoming.