Erik Is married to Lori Sirs. Together they have 5 children and 10 grand children. Erik was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, where he graduated from Wilson High School. He then went on to graduate with a BS Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology. Following graduation he went to work for Chevron USA in California. He enjoyed the challenges of the job working in various locations across the US and around the world. Erik later attended Boise State University and obtained a Master of Health Science degree. After working for the US Environmental Protection Agency for nearly 20 years Erik retired from the US EPA in 2017. Erik returned to the Northwest in 2015. Over the course of his life Erik developed an interest in Real Estate. This included owning and managing rental properties as well as house flipping in the South Sound area. In his spare time Erik loves fishing and hunting, as well as building custom fly rods. Most of all he enjoys being with family and grand children.