I grew up in the town of Dennis, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, a short walk to the beach. Time may pass and there may be new boats with new people, but the view never changes. The view takes away your stress, your worries, and puts you at ease. Every child has dreams, and as you gaze into the ocean, your dreams take over. And, maybe, they can come true.
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT: University of New Haven (Communications), University of New Hampshire, Cornell, Cal Poly, Union, Golden State Warriors (NBA), Lowell Lock Monsters (American Hockey League).
HONORS: President, College Sports Information Directors of America (1 year term), CoSIDA Hall of Fame, Warren Berg Award (service), Irving T. Marsh Award (service).
CHARITY & EMPLOYEE EVENTS: Family Feud Tournament, Home Run Derby (including targets for points on the field for those "non-home run hitters"), Game Shows and Variety Shows.
BANQUETS & CEREMONIES: Organizer of Halls of Fame, including preparation of content, MC, video narration. MC of special awards banquets, including creation of script and coaching of speakers and honorees. "Let's make sure that our attendees watch our event instead of watching their watches."
PUBLIC RELATIONS & SPEAKING: Created a program to educate students about public relations and media relations. Traveled to colleges nationwide, speaking to communications, sports management and journalism students. Also hosted a "camp" for a one-day session of panels to educate students that included a social meet-and-greet sporting event.
BETCHA DIDN'T KNOW...(well, how WOULD you until now...) Eric worked the Atlanta Olympics at the Main Press Center the night of the infamous bombing at adjacent Centennial Olympic Park on July 27, 1996. He served media and directed volunteers during the week and also worked that evening to assist the press through the confusion and chaos.
Eric was the Director of Media Relations for the NBA's Golden State Warriors in 1997-98, the season in which a player (Latrell Sprewell) choked a coach (P.J. Carlesimo). His year featured working in one of the nation's largest media markets, serving media throughout the country, and putting out an occasional fire...or two...or three...
Eric attended Game 6 of the 1975 World Series with his grandmother. They won the family lottery for tickets to that game at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The game is still considered one of the greatest World Series games..or baseball games...or sporting events, of all time.