Eric is a Georgia native who developed a passion for the outdoors during his adventures throughout the state’s diverse ecoregions. He received a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries from the University of Georgia. Eric participated as a field technician to research blue catfish in Lake Oconee, and also helped lead a UGA summer class that collected and studied native fishes, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians. He joined the naturalist team in January 2014. Eric enjoys spending his free time camping, biking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, and hiking.