Eric grew up in central Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois.  He lived in Austin, Texas, for a number of years, but always considered Chicago his second home. In 2004 Eric returned to the Midwest and now calls Chicago home.

Eric brings a varied background in construction, carpentry, transportation planning and project management to his work at Wolbrink Architects Chartered.  For several years he was self-employed in Austin, Texas responsible for the design and construction of an array of outdoor features and interior remodeling.  Working with the City of Austin as a transportation planner in the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, he was able to use his interest in cycling to design and construct bike lanes, sidewalks, mixed-use paths, and bicycle parking facilities.

Eric tolerates the winter in Chicago, refusing to let weather stop him from riding a bike.  He also enjoys photography and music. Eric plans to get his Masters in Architecture in the fall of 2006.