Eric entered the U.S. Army in the mid-90s, where he initially served as a military firefighter. In 2001, he participated in the investigative internship program with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC) and eventually become a CID Special Agent. During his span with CID, he was hand-selected to provide executive level protection for several DoD leaders, including the Chaiman of Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Defense. His primary area of specialty however was leading Special Victims Unit (SVU) teams, with a focus on DV, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse investigations until he retired as a Supervisory Special Agent (Assistant Special Agent in Charge) at Fort Stewart, GA. In addition, Eric retired as a Combat Veteran, serving in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and is the recipient of the Bronze Star medal for military service in Iraq.
Following retirement, Eric transitioned into victim advocacy with the U.S. Air Force as a full-time civilian Victim Advocate at the Presidio of Monterey, CA, where his team earned the 2015 DOD Innovation Award and the 2017 Air Education and Training Command SAPR Team Award. He later accepted a position with the U.S. Coast Guard as a SARC with the responsibility of managing the Sexual Assault Prevention, Response and Recovery (SAPRR) program throughout District 11. His SAPRR team earned a Meritorious Team Commendation from the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard for creating innovative and collaborative community engagement events during Sexual Assault Prevention Month (SAPM). In addition, he was eventually selected by DOD as the U.S. Coast Guard SARC of the Year for 2018.
In 2018, Eric accepted a position as a Training & Technical Assistance Manager for the U.S. Center for SafeSport, where he developed sexual misconduct and abuse prevention curriculum for sports programs, including the creation of Athlete Safety Coordinator (ASC) training standards. He was also responsible for the planning and organization of the Center's Annual Summit for the Olympic and Parlympic movement. He would later serve as a Learning and Development Manager for the YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley, where he was responsible for creating staff and volunteer victim advocate training with a focus on sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking.
In 2023, Eric accepted a position as a Maritime Safety and Social Responsibility Analyst for the U.S. Maritime Administration, where he serves as one of MARAD's only sexual harassment and assault prevention expert, with a focus on conducting assessments of MARADs prevention policies throughout the maritime industry.
Eric's volunteer service includes serving as a volunteer victim advocate/sexual assault counselor for the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center, where he also served as a key member on their Board of Directors. He also previously served as an Associate Board Member for End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI), and served on the Board of Directors for the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA). He has provided expert violence prevention, victim advocacy, and investigation consultation to various organizations throughout the nation, including EVAWI, NOVA, RAND Consulting Inc., the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC), National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), and the 90-Day Independent Review Commission (IRC) to address Sexual Assaults in the Military.