Eric grew up around the world, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1984 and spent 8 years active duty before returning to Colorado in 1993. Inspired by the craft beer renaissance, he and Dick Doore started brewing beer together. Left Hand Brewing Company is the awesome result, employing great people and engaged in the community.

Eric married his wife Cinzia in 1991 and they have three beautiful children, Naomi, Noel and Nicolas.