Erik possesses strong analytical and planning skills, the ability to coordinate the efforts of many to meet organizational goals, has productive and efficient work habits without supervision, and is a self-motivator with high energy.
Erik is a professional front-end designer and developer specializing in Drupal. He is known for his professionalism in delivering solutions to clients, employing a thorough approach of deconstructing large issues into smaller, more easily solved tasks. Erik helped develop the "Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Winners Network." Over the course of 18 months, Erik helped rebuild and redesign a private social media network for the globe’s largest community of entrepreneurs.
Erik’s passions include learning; this allows him to be on the cutting-edge of front-end design and development, provide the most relevant and sustainable solutions to his clients, and share knowledge and experiences gained along the way with other designers and developers. He also has a passion for open-source community building and teaching - he also presents at most Drupal-related events that he attends.
Erik is a Florida native, and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. For the last four years, Erik and his husband have been traveling the world as digital nomads.
Erik has been a Drupal community member for over 6 years, engaging the community from the very start. He has been a professional web site designer and developer for over 10 years. He provides private front-end development training to clients as well as presenting at Drupal events all over the world.
Erik presents at Drupal events of all sizes, including local meetup groups, regional camps, and national conventions. He normally presents on front-end development topics, but has also spoken on the topic of community involvement and organization. He has also provided classroom-style front-end development training at various regional tech events.
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