Eric began working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in 2005 and has traveled with the company everywhere from Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park to Cabo San Lucas on the Baja Peninsula. He has also been a guest aboard the National Geographic Polaris in the Galápagos, which led to a month long solo-trip through the highlands of Ecuador.
Beyond being a strong advocate for alternative transportation options in his hometown of Portland, OR, he has a B.A. in environmental studies from the University of Oregon, has worked as a sustainable development intern in rural Costa Rica, spearheaded recycling/food donation efforts in Oregon, Washington, Mexico and Germany, and has helped establish environmental programs at both the University of Oregon and at Centennial Middle School in southeast Portland.
As an aspiring photographer and budding naturalist, Eric has spent several summers photographing and studying the glaciers of Southeast Alaska. He has received several awards for the images he has captured while traveling, and spends much of his free time exploring, studying and photographing the ice-covered regions of the Pacific Northwest.
He received his Photo Instructor certification in a multi-day training workshop. Developed and taught by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions photographers, the workshop helped him develop additional insight and skills necessary to help you better understand your camera and the basics of composition — to better capture the moments at the heart of your expedition.