I create positive team and employee experiences that transform business performance. My work involves a powerful combination of employee relations, business metrics and innovation.
My mastery of leadership, strategic planning and employment issues generate invaluable returns to organizations of all sizes. Businesses with happier, healthier and more productive workforces always succeed. Just compare the stock performance of the S&P 500, Fortune 100 or DJIA with the 100 Best Companies to work for list. The outcomes I produce are distinctive traits of my analytic, statistical, and inquisitive approach to business problems. My decisions involve consensus building, strategic thinking and an emphasis on values. I ask the crucial question: What do our companies values say about this situation?
My track record of process, operations, team and culture improvement speaks for itself. I was honored as a runner up in the first ever Portland Business Journal HR Leadership Awards less than two years into my first HR position for my outstanding work. While working for the City of Eugene I built and lead a remarkable development program. Other experience I bring includes work with local, state and federal governments as well as experience working for large publicly traded companies and smaller professional services firms. This breadth of experience in different environments gave me experience with what works and where. I’m easy to work with and you will wonder how you ever got by without me.
Eric’s professional background is in training and education. He most recently worked as an Aquatic Coordinator and Swim Lessons Supervisor for the City of Eugene Library, Recreation and Cultural Services division. In working for the Aquatics department, Eric was on the diversity committee and was the Developmental Assets Coordinator for the aquatics program. During college, Eric also worked as a business technology sales associate.
- South Eugene High School International High School Program
- Colegio de Espana Salamanca, Spain.
- University of Oregon B.S. in Economics and Minor in Business Administration. Professional Concentration on Development and International Economics.
- University of Northern Iowa Development and Education Internship Courses
Eric was active on the University of Oregon Water Polo Team where he was on the Collegiate Water Polo Association Men’s/Co-ed All-Academic Team. Eric was a member of the Law and Order Interest Group and worked as a humanities and history teaching assistant.
Professional Activities: Eric attends a wide range of Human Resources, Healthcare and Employment forums. A regular at the Portland Go club, Eric is also a member of a semi-successful trivia team.
Professional Certifications: Eric is certified as a Notary Public for Oregon, Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute and a CPR / First Aid HeartSaver Instructor with the American Heart Association.
Community Involvement: Eric currently volunteers with the New Avenues for Youth Job Skills PAVE ATA Training Program. Before moving to Portland, Eric participated in internships with community service and education programs at various United States Department of Defense locations. Eric worked with a special-needs swimming group in Okinawa, a summer sports program at Camp Zama near Tokyo, a preschool-aged development program in Baumholder, Germany, and taught a group of amazing toddlers at the Child Development Center in Vicenza, Italy. In the past, Eric also volunteered at Cascade Raptor Rescue Center, mentored at the the University of Oregon Info Graphics laboratory and did fundraising for the Eugene Public Library Foundation
- University of Oregon Alumni Association
- Portland Human Resources Management Association
- Society for Human Resources Management
- Portland Go Club
Interests: Eric is passionate about traveling, the outdoors and anything in the water, from scuba diving to water polo. He is also a voracious reader with a stack of books on just about everything. Since high school, Eric has been advocating for Left-Handed people and left-handed issues.