Eric campaigns to protect the wild spaces in Manitoba and is the director for the Manitoba field office. Eric works from the Treaty One Territory, Homeland of the Métis Nation. He is an avid and accomplished outdoorsman. This first-hand knowledge of many wild spaces has given him an instilled and deep appreciation for their beauty and value, strengthening his resolve to protect them. Eric first started at the Wilderness Committee as a canvasser and has performed successfully as a campaigner, publisher, photographer, director of a national sports organization, carpenter and communications director and coach. Eric spent much of his youth in the wilderness east of Lake Winnipeg, starting with his first paddling trip at the age of four. Since then he’s journeyed through much of Canada’s wildlands and many US wilderness areas as well. In his spare time, he is raising a next generation outdoorsman North.