Eric is the former President and owner of Potala Corporation in Racine, and the past-president of Merit Gear and FAI, Inc. Eric and his wife live in Caledonia on a horse farm, where he serves as a board member of Caledonia Conservancy. Eric joined Gathering Waters' Board in 2008, and has served as the Treasurer. He is currently serving on the Development and Finance Committees. Eric’s goal is to help create a successful continuation of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program before its legislative end in 2020. He believes the Program is of critical importance to Gathering Waters, Land Trusts, and every individual who believes clean air and water is important now, and for future generations of Wisconsinites.