Eric was raised in the small town of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and spent summers as a teenager on the New Jersey coast. He developed an appreciation and passion for boating after cruising the intercoastal and fishing around Cape May with his father's friends. Some of his best childhood memories include catching bass and trout with family and friends around rivers, lakes, and ponds in Chester County. As he got older, sports and academics took priority when baseball tournaments began to take over his weekends and his focus shifted on completing his Business Degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. However, he never lost his passion for being close to the water.
When he and his father decided a change in scenery was necessary after completing his Bachelor's in Business Management, they moved down to Clearwater, Florida. After multiple jobs in various industries, he did not feel fulfilled with his career thus far. Eric decided it was time to search for a job that aligned with what he was passionate about, boating. After seeing a new construction site very close to home where the new Tom George Yacht Group showroom store would eventually be completed, he was blessed with the opportunity to accept a sales position and dove into the marine industry head first.