Eric is a Wichita Falls City Council member and a federal civilian employee working with active duty Air Force members at Sheppard AFB as the 82nd Training Group’s Operations Chief. His favorite place to hang out in town is the Iron Horse Pub and his favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption. You may recognize him as the “Spirit of Texas” in the Wichita Theatre’s original production of North Texas Rising. Eric and his wife Deandra have three daughters: Addie (17), Avery (13), and Emma (11). Eric admits that dance partner Hannah has quite a bit of work in front of her as he offers, “I never could even learn the Electric Slide.”
Eric has been involved with numerous aspects of the community over the past decade including Leadership WF, Young Professionals, Sheppard Civilian Mentoring, Cunningham Elementary PTA, Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers, the Museum of North Texas History, and Union Square Credit Union.
Why say yes to DFTS?“Because embarrassing the family is sort of my specialty, and because I believe in the missions of both the Small Business Development Center and Big Brothers / Big Sisters.”
Hannah is a dance teacher at Dance Etc. where she teaches jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop styles though tap is her favorite style of dance. She grew up loving to dance wanted to be a teacher of the art. Her favorite quote comes from Friedrich Nietzche who said, "We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once." She stays involved in the community and has been a part of many productions at both local theatres where she enjoys volunteering her time in performances and choreographing as well. The top item on her bucket list is to visit the top ten most haunted hotels in America.
Why say yes to DFTS?"Any chance I get to dance for a cause is a good reason to say yes."