Erik holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, where his work focused on energy and water conservation. His BA was awarded from Bowling Green State University where he majored in American Culture Studies and Environmental Policy.
Erik cut his teeth in the world of residential energy conservation when he began work at the NEC through a conservation corps position. At the end of his term, he was lucky to be hired on as staff and eventually promoted to Senior Crew Leader and took over as resident Spanish speaker at the office. In his time at the NEC Erik worked in almost 1200 homes and helped save an estimated MegaWatt hour of electricity.
Since joining the RSR team Erik has moved from the Energy Modeling department where he was a HERS rater to join the Program Administration team where he assisted with day to day operations of three utility programs in Minnesota. In the fall of 2016, he became a RESNET certified Quality Assurance Designee and oversees RESNET Quality Assurance requirements for three companies across two states.