Eric grew up in the Bay Area. As a child, he swam and played tennis recreationally almost every week and was part of the Boys and Girls Club basketball team. He also played for his high school badminton team, where he received multiple medals in the Peninsula Athletic League (PALs) and qualified into the Central Coast Sections (CCS).
Eric first encountered physical therapy when he was an adolescent and had to help his mom perform home exercises due to the physical impairments of chemotherapy. Here, he grew a passion for the healthcare field.
Eric attended University of California, Riverside where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. As an undergraduate, he volunteered at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in the Emergency Department and assisted doctors and nurse practitioners with physicals for youth sport teams. He was then offered an internship position as a Chiropractic assistant and sports medicine. Here, he learned alternatives to pain management and was taught basic myofascial release techniques. Eric is currently finishing his last prerequisite classes and preparing to apply to Physical Therapy school.
Eric has a passion in helping others, which is why he was part of Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity and volunteered at his local animal shelter in college. He spends his free time at the gym, hiking, spending time with family and friends, tutoring, and exploring new places with his girlfriend and dog.