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Eric was born and raised around the Eagle Mountain Lake area of Fort Worth, Texas. He attended and graduated high school at Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas before heading to Texas Tech University to further his education. Eric transferred to several universities, including the University of Texas at Austin and University of North Texas, before returning to Texas Tech to graduate with a degree in Psychology.

Eric started his working life with AT&T Wireless as a Sales Associate, but was quickly promoted to Store Manager in the Houston area being named to President’s Club (top 1% of all sales) twice during his time with AT&T. Soon afterward he moved to Napa, California to pursue a career in the wine industry with Ramian Estate and helped create a new name in the marketplace that thrives to this day. After Napa, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to once again build a new brand in the culinary industry with Butcher & Baker.

The call of home eventually proved to be too great and one of Texas’ Native Sons returned to his birthplace and to his family. Eric began a career as a Wildlife Specialist with Critter Control helping to protect animals from people, and people and property from animals. At this time, his best friend and business partner, “Bacon”, also came into his life. Bacon, a rescued German Shepherd, needed training, so Eric spoke with his veterinarian who recommended Lorenzo’s Dog Training Team and their team trainer Matthew Watson. Working together with Matthew, Eric was passionate about learning how to train his dog and he kept asking his trainer to teach him more training techniques. Matthew embraced the desire of his client by inviting Eric to join Lorenzo’s Dog Training Team.

Today, Eric and Bacon can be found around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex looking for and helping dogs and their owners every chance they get. Eric’s love of animals and his dedication to keeping dogs out of shelters is evident when you meet him. He is very proud to be a part of Lorenzo’s Dog Training Team, and he encourages you to call his name should you need any assistance with your dog.



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