Entrepreneur, speaker, life-long learner

Chances are, if you’ve spo­ken to Erik for any length of time, you’ve heard him talk about his family.

Photo of Erik, his wife, and two kids sitting outside
Fall 2018

His beau­ti­ful wife and kids are his world and it does not take long to dis­cov­er that. He is a huge pro­po­nent of being inten­tion­al with time and keep­ing work at work. (His wife thinks that’s pret­ty cool.) By day, Erik steers the Focus Lab ship and claims it’s pret­ty easy to steer due to the amaz­ing peo­ple on board. By night, well you’ll just have to read the bio for that part of the story.

If you had asked the high school ver­sion of Erik what he would be doing for a career, you would have heard some­thing like rock star or stu­dio pro­duc­er. Music has long been an inte­gral part of his life, and remains so today. Photo of Erik speaking at an event In col­lege, Erik stud­ied music with the inten­tion of becom­ing an edu­ca­tor and fol­low­ing in his par­ents’ foot­steps. His predilec­tion for tech­nol­o­gy won the career bat­tle though, and he moved on to start Focus Lab.

Tran­si­tion­ing from musi­cian, to devel­op­er, to entre­pre­neur, Erik has a vari­ety of inter­ests these days. What ties them all togeth­er, though, is a hunger to learn how and why things work. What was once How does this chord pro­gres­sion work?” turned into How does a depend­able web­site get built?” and even­tu­al­ly became What does it take to build a great company?”

When Erik isn’t at work, he’s prob­a­bly chill­in’ with his kids, his wife, his church, or a com­bi­na­tion of the three. He’s also enjoy­ing the begin­nings of a hob­by in wood­work­ing. If he’s not doing those things, there’s a real­ly good chance he’s enjoy­ing peace and qui­et some­where. He loves his peace and quiet.

(He also finds it awk­ward to write in third person.)