Monday, March 12, 2007
Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Erik is a lifelong Brewers fan. As a kid, Erik would go to County Stadium with his family for every Bat Day, Helmet Day, and Glove Day. Erik fell out of touch with baseball when his childhood heroes Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, and Jim Gantner retired but the Great Home Run Chase of 1998 reignited his passion. Following high school, Erik bounced around to three colleges. As a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Erik became involved with the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity. With this group Erik traveled to Portland, OR and Baltimore, MD to work on construction projects and help the group raise $25,000 to partially sponsor a house in Milwaukee. Also at UWM, Erik met Peter Nagel. The two attended their first Brewers game together during Opening Weekend 2003. Despite their failure to ignite the coals at their first tailgate, the two had a blast and were soon making weekly trips to the ballpark. Following college Erik moved on to Minneapolis, MN where he works in politics and also has a part time job working in the suites of the Metrodome during Twins games. Erik is eagerly looking forward to the start of the season and this incredible journey.