Erik earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. He worked for four years at Wheelchair Basketball Canada managing the operations for the National programs. He then pursued a Master of Business Administration at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada that included his major research project “Examining the Potential Inclusion of Adaptive Sport in the NCAA”. The project addresses issues of equity, sociocultural perceptions of disability and adaptive sport, and the physical, social, psychological, and societal benefits of sport participation. He joined the SSD team in October of 2020.