Erik graduated from Centralia College with an A.S. in Biological Sciences. He began volunteering at Wolf Haven almost straight out of high school. After completing his Associates degree, Erik was offered a full-time animal care position. He has worked for Wolf Haven for over ten years as an animal caretaker and Education Specialist. Erik has recently taken on the role of being a Sanctuary Manager. In addition to caring for the 50+ canids at Wolf Haven, he also assists in the captive handling of red wolves at various facilities and serves on the Red Wolf Education Advisory Committee.