Eric got an early start in the wine business at the age of 19 working at a Finger Lakes winery and a retail wine store in Ithaca, New York while attending the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. There Eric took every available class related to wine and was quickly hooked. Upon graduation, he went to work for Skurnik where he became the youngest sales rep in the company’s history at the age of 22. After nearly ten years at Skurnik, Eric left to start Coeur in 2013. When Eric’s not working, he’s probably watching soccer (Barça), playing soccer, and/or driving his kids to soccer. He lives in New Jersey, which is secretly amazing, with his family and their dog, Clams.