Eric helped inaugurate the Silver Creek Education Foundation in the Spring of 2009, during his first year as an Assistant Principal. Prior to administrative life at Silver Creek, Eric taught English at Niwot High School, and World Literature as an adjunct instructor for Eastern Oregon University. He is a writer and a professional jazz trumpeter who performs weekly at a variety of local venues. Born in Greeley to third-generation Coloradans, Eric grew up in Nebraska, graduated from Brown University, and has lived in Niwot with his wife Amy Keleher (a Boulder Psychotherapist) since 2002. His oldest son, Gordon is a Navy veteran returning to college. His son Conrad, graduated from Silver Creek in 2010 and attends the University of Colorado in Boulder. Daughter, Eleanor, is ten and son, Graham is five.