Eric began his lifetime of public service at the age of 16 when he earned his EMT certification and joined a volunteer-based rescue squad. After serving at ground zero, Eric went on to graduate from a police academy, becoming a federal police officer in Washington DC. Eric’s passion for teaching led him to instruct law enforcement defensive tactics and fitness instruction, culminating in the opening of his first business, Blue Titan Fitness & Self-Defense in 2011.
In 2017, Eric founded a charity for law enforcement and military veterans that preaches fitness and mentorship as a recovery strategy for post-traumatic stress. The same year, he established the apparel company We Shall Defend, donating profits to support local charity efforts. His latest venture is a tech and marketing start up called Remarkabl. Co-Founded in 2022, Eric has helped launch the start-up into an 8-Figure enterprise.
Eric’s dedication to service and excellence earned him an invitation to join the NJ Chapter of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s charity, two book publications, and a Leadership Award for graduating from the U.S. Coast Guard Direct Petty Officer program in 2021. Most recently, Eric earned his commission in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, graduating as an Ensign and receiving a new assignment to a Port Security Unit in Clearwater, Fl.
In his leisure time, Eric enjoys flying planes, playing music, and watching movies, and is happily married. Together, he and his wife Amanda raise their 8-year-old son and 3-year-old German Shepherd.
Lessons in Cadence offers the reader an insight to the inner struggles of those who suffer from and live with PTSD on a daily basis. It’s also an unfiltered look into the sometimes very unpleasant reality of life for those who choose a path of dangerous service, so that others don’t have to. Here you will find truth, unaltered, and unrestricted, and hopefully, also a measure of understanding for those who serve. Whether you yourself struggle, or have struggled with trauma and recovery, or you have a loved one who does, this book is full of inspiring, relatable stories that will help you to see that you are not alone.
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