Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
A lifelong resident of WI, Eric is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with degrees in Wildlife Management & Biology and has worked in the Wisconsin DNR’s Wildlife Management program since 1994. Eric has worked his way up through the ranks starting as a limited term employee at the Mead Wildlife Area in central WI assisting with basic property and recreational management activities on the 30,000-acre property. Following time at Mead Wildlife Area, he then worked 9 years as a field biologist in the Horicon Area focused on public and private land grassland and wetland restoration in the Glacial Habitat Restoration Area and spent the next nine years as the Southern District Supervisor. In March of 2017, Eric was hired as the Director of the Wisconsin DNR’s Wildlife Management program which is responsible for managing over 650,000 acres of wildlife areas in the state as well as managing Wisconsin’s hunting seasons, wildlife populations and the habitat they depend on statewide.