Eric grew up in Lewiston, Idaho and graduated from Lewiston High School. He is a graduate of Lewis Clark State College (Lewiston, ID) with a degree in Business Administration.
He began his career in banking by joining First Security Bank in 1982 as part of their Management Training Program. In 1995 Eric transferred to Sandpoint as Vice President and Branch Manager – Commercial lending. In 2007 Eric began his career with Washington Trust Bank and was responsible for opening the bank’s commercial lending office in Sandpoint. Eric is currently VP – Commercial Banking.
He is active in the community and currently serves as Chairman of Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency, Chairman Bonner County Economic Development Corporation, member of the Kootenai Ponderay Sewer District board of directors, and is a current member of the Sandpoint Rotary Club (previous Club President).
Eric and Lisa have two sons who both graduated Sandpoint High School. Lisa is employed by PSNI as a Social Worker. Additionally, she is a high school and collegiate sports official.
Snow skiing, boating, biking, hiking, and gardening are activities enjoyed by Eric and his family.