Discovering a talent after placing second in a statewide oratorical contest in junior high, Eric has always enjoyed public speaking. So perhaps it’s not surprising that the leader of his high school’s future educators club has paired his lifelong interest in learning with a passion for sharing knowledge, sometimes in unexpected places and ways.

Eric appeared in a 2020 Latvian documentary on the life and work of Johann Steinhauer, an early investor in the Wachovia settlement in North Carolina
Eric sharing at one of several programs for the Forsyth Couth Genealogical Society.
Eric’s presentation on the graveyards of Old Salem for National Historic Preservation Month in 2019.
  • Teaching– though he held teaching assistant posts for two grad school classes in history of science at the University of Pennsylvania, Eric’s most consistent teaching experience was as a twenty-year instructor for small group studies at Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, including a year as interim youth minister and founding the Celebration Sunday School Class. Eric’s Sunday School classes were a seminar discussion format, focusing on Bible studies, life issues, religious history and literature. A favorite summer session course he designed surveyed the gospel story as told through art history. He also served a terms as education representative on the church’s administrative board and chair of its child care center board.
Eric at far back right leading a Sunday morning of the Celebration Class.
The syllabus for Eric’s last year of teaching at Centenary.
Eric worked as a collaborating co-convener and session facilitator at 2020’s Wake Forest University Reynolda Conference, “Becoming American”
  • Trainer/Facilitator – receiving training in nonprofit board best practices from Karl Yena and HandsOn Northwest North Carolina, Eric later ran board workshops for Winston-Salem Writers, Inc. and the Moravian Archives. He’s also led training sessions for the Forsyth County Board of Elections and for a variety of group day retreats. Eric’s years of interactive teaching have made him an excellent meeting and discussion facilitator.
Final promotional poster for Eric’s” Winston-Salem’s Font Porch” heritage tourism campaign in 2012
Eric’s 2012 design for his heritage tourism information site
The sixth and final “Front Porch” brochure in 2012
Inside of the brochure map in 2012, highlighting historic structures and area shops
Eric with Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines at the 2011 unveiling of a marker Eric lobbied for at the site of the Hotel Zinzendorf in the heart of West End
During the 2020 pandemic, Eric pinch hit for Old Salem Museums and Gardens when their offices were closed, sharing Moravian ghost stories in a local television story and podcast.
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