Erick Saenz strives to develop curriculum that caters to each student’s needs and create better readers and writers! He earned his bachelor’s degree from Cal State Monterey Bay, and completed his single-subject teaching credential at UC San Diego. He worked as an adjunct instructor at the School of Continuing Education in Orange County, California. Prior to joining the Fusion team, he spent 3 years teaching Independent Study in North Monterey County. He has also worked as a private tutor and after-school program coordinator. When Erick is not at work, he enjoys being outdoors, often hiking and camping along the California coast. He also loves writing fiction and drinking coffee; two activities that go hand-in-hand. A fun fact about Erick is that from 2007 – 2012, he ran a small record label which had several releases from punk bands throughout the U.S. and two from Europe.