Eric received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 2003 and 2006. Following graduation, Eric clerked for the Honorable Ronald R. Holliger at the Missouri Court of Appeals. After his clerkship, he maintained a commercial litigation practice in Kansas City with the firm of Walters Bender Strohbehn & Vaughan. Eric moved to Albuquerque in 2013, and joined DACA in March of that year.