Math & Science Teacher/Mentor
After spending 10 years as an Area Manager in the retail travel industry, Eric graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2008. He then spent a semester teaching high school Biology and Physical Science. After, due to his love for Marine Biology, Eric decided to pursue a Master's degree focusing on aquatic parasites, specifically of sharks and other fishes. During his tenure as a graduate student, he worked on several NSF research grants and picked up more teaching experience as a lab Instructor and high school Teaching Fellow. He also discovered, described, and named a new species of parasite that infects Angel Sharks.
After graduation, Eric spent time teaching middle school Science, high school Biology, and college-level Biology and Human Anatomy/Physiology. He even published a scientific review article on kidney transplantation with his brother. It was during this time that Eric really began to love teaching.
Eric is married to his wife, Michelle, and has two children. His family moved to Raleigh in early 2019. Prior to Fusion, Eric worked as Program Director with a local test prep company. It was during that he came to really enjoy the 1-to-1 model of teaching. He felt he could really make a difference in the lives of his students.
Outside of work, Eric enjoys cooking new recipes, reading about fishes (and parasites), watching movies, and playing games. He also enjoys a good crossword puzzle. Eric is extremely excited to change the lives of his students at Fusion!