Eric grew up in Amsterdam, Ohio. In 1996, he joined the Army as a medic. He served in the 82nd airborne division and the 101st airborne division as well as the Kentucky National Guard. His military career lasted 15 years and included one tour in Iraq. Eric attended Western Kentucky University and was a presidential scholar. He then furthered his education at Madisonville Community College where he graduated with an Associate Degree in Applied Science with an emphasis as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Eric joined Graves Gilbert Physical Therapy in 2010 as a PTA. He has additional training in balance and vestibular rehabilitation, running injury rehabilitation, and pediatrics. He enjoys all aspects of patients care and has a particular interest in pediatric rehabilitation. Eric and his wife Bethany have one son, Porter.