Eric is a native of East Tennessee. He played collegiate baseball at Maryville College and graduated in 2007 with a degree in physical education. After graduation, Eric decided to take his fitness more serious. With improved diet, long-distance running and globo-style workouts, he lost over 50 lbs. He was introduced to CrossFit in 2013. He enjoys how CrossFit incorporates barbell work with metabolic conditioning and the overall improvements it offers. He obtained his Level-1 Certification in 2016.