Eric is an active member of the forest community, and has been a member of the RPF Association since 1996. He is also a long time member of the Canadian Institute of Forestry NL chapter, where he served on the CIF Executive for 6 years. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1987 with a Degree in Forest Engineering and joined the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Forestry Services Branch shortly thereafter. He is currently Director of Forest Engineering and Industry Services for the Province, and is primarily responsible for Fire Management, Forest Engineering, Insect Control, Wood Measurement and Industry Development. He is married to his university sweetheart, has two beautiful children, and resides in sunny Pasadena, NL (not California).