Eric began his life on the far western edge of Chicago, where the concrete meets the cornfields. His inspiration has always drawn from the expansive beauty of the natural world, as well as the endless forms that populate it.
Eric found his niche behind a camera lens and his lust for adventure at a young age. Eric has always been enthralled and at ease with the unpredictable situations and wonders of exploration. Much of his early life was spent camping and traveling across the U.S. In 2006, Eric spent three months living and working in Yellowstone National Park where he produced videos, shot photos for magazines, and maintained backcountry trails.
Later, Eric studied cinematography at Columbia College in Chicago. There, he gained a wealth of experience working on over eighty film and video productions and spending time in the college’s Advanced Camera Facility. Eric graduated with a bachelor’s degree in film and video. His passion for observing, learning and appreciating the universe around him, as well as his passion for sustainability, drew Eric to Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic.