Eric was raised in Maple Ridge, BC. After completing 2 years of post-secondary education at the University of Victoria, Eric transferred to BCIT to complete his Diploma of Technical Studies in Nautical Science in 2010. Completing his cadetship with Princess Cruises, Eric worked his way up the ranks to Second Officer following the completion of his Chief Mates examinations in 2011. In 2012 Eric altered his career course closer to home where he now works on self unloading Bulk Carriers on the Great Lakes of Canada and the USA.
Eric feels compelled to honour the ideals and vision of his best friend in committing to the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation and helping to ensure its prolonged success and ability to initiate positive environmental impacts for future generations.