Eric grew up in Pittsburgh, PA by a single mother who worked long nights at the Heinz’s Factory.  Upon Eric completing High School he joined the U.S. Army. While at Basic training in FT Benning GA, Eric’s mother suddenly passed away. Eric went on to serve 20yrs of service, retiring in 2012. His duty stations included Hawaii, Italy, FT. Drum, Fort Benning, Korea, and finally the United States Military Academy, West Point. He had served in Kosovo and was selected as a Drill Sergeant to train future soldiers.
Upon retirement Eric needed to decide where his career would go from here. He worked for 2 concessioners at The West Point Exchange. Unfortunately those two companies fell under economic hardship and he was left to ponder what he will do with his career.

Eric discovered the store front was available on Main Street and took a leap of faith that The Elizabeth Collection would be his new career path. Feb 7th, 2015 The Elizabeth Collection Nature made…Hand Crafted store front was open for business.