Erik was born and raised in Gainesville, FL. He grew up coming to Greenhouse with his family and was involved in SWEAT Youth High School Ministry. Erik down to Tampa in 2011 to complete his degree in Exercise Physiology at USF. After graduating, the Lord called him to pursue youth ministry and move back to Gainesville. Erik then participated in the Greenhouse Internship with the Youth ministry track. His desire is to see teenagers have authentic encounters with Jesus. Erik loves his fiancée Courtney, exercising, and trying new foods.