Erik’s passion for the outdoors started at a young age. He was first introduced to hunting by his father on a trip to Indiana when he was 8 years old. Erik’s shooting interest continued in the Boy Scouts, where he earned the highest rank in scouting, the Eagle Scout Rank. His hunting adventures took off soon after he graduated from college. His first hunt was in SW Florida during small game season and soon celebrated his first gray squirrel harvest. Years later, he continued to hunt various wildlife management areas in southwest Florida and private farms in Indiana
In early 2015 Erik earned a pro-staff writer opportunity for SHWAT.COM (Special Hunting Weapons and Tactics), a media site which fuses together guns, outdoor adventure sports, hunting, tactical firearm training and the shooting sports. He is also a student of Krav Maga, a Certified NRA Instructor and affiliated with various U.S. based hunting and firearm related businesses.