Erich grew up in an Army family moving around the country and even lived in Panama for a year, his family eventually settled in the DC/Northern VA. area. Erich grew up hunting and fishing with his Dad where he learned to love and respect the outdoors. He enjoys playing soccer and football and spent several years coaching youth football alongside his Dad. Erich is no doubt the biggest Baltimore Ravens fan you will find!  Erich is also an Outward Bound and N.O.L.S. (National Outdoor Leadership School) alumni. He has worked professionally with children since 2012 in both public and private school settings. In the summer of 2014, he was introduced to SOAR and immediately found a way to combine his love for the outdoors and educating children! Erich spent 3 summers working for SOARs NC program before transitioning to the Florida Keys program where he has worked for the last 4 summers.  It is Erich’s belief that in order for people to respect, appreciate, and most importantly care for the environment around us, they must be exposed to the beauty and wonder that nature provides!  What better place to start than with the next generation here at SOAR!