Before Eric and his family, wife Kelly and two daughters Ruby (4) and June (2), moved to Lexington in 2009 from Chicago, he taught 9th grade P.E. and Health at Lane Tech High School, the largest high school in Illinois and within the Chicago Public School System (4200 students). Before that he taught K-8th grade Physical Education for three years at St. Isaac Jogues Elementary. He holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois - Chicago and a Master's degree in Education from Concordia University- River Forest. In addition, he holds a Kentucky Professional Certificate for teaching Physical Education and another for Health and is the owner/operator of 6FT. Fitness, a kettlebell based strength and conditioning center.