Eri grew up in Maine where he found his love of the natural world at a young age. This love of nature turned into a pursuit for knowledge of a wide range of outdoor skills. As he grew older he discovered the joys of sharing his knowledge with others and has a true passion for teaching wilderness skills. Eri is a graduate of Unity College where he earned a degree in Adventure-Based Environmental Education. He is also an Eagle Scout and holds certifications as a Leave No Trace Master Educator, Wilderness First Aid Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, and is a Hunter and Bowhunter Safety Instructor as well as a Registered Maine Guide. In his free time, he enjoys canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, cross country skiing, basket weaving, foraging, and continuing to learn more about the natural world.