Eric was born in Baltimore, Maryland; he graduated from Shepherd University with a degree in Economics and earned his master’s in Business Administration from Frostburg State University.  In 2021, when he joined Team Lantz, Eric brought his extensive knowledge of mechanical contracting from 30+ years as a small business owner.

His professional career led Eric into politics where he was elected in 2010 to the WV House of Delegates; he currently serves as the Chairman of Finance. His leadership at the State House has helped create an environment that is moving West Virginia forward and attracting people who want to work, live and raise a family in “Wild, Wonderful” West Virginia.

Eric has three children and five grandchildren and resides in Martinsburg, WV with his wife Maxine.  When he is not working, he spends time with his family traveling and doing outdoor activities with his grandkids that involve camping and hiking.  Eric also enjoys riding his motorcycle and has done a lot cross-country riding.  Eric is very active in his church and attends Vanville Church of Christ.