Eric is native of San Diego, and from a young age, he knew he wanted to serve in the military after seeing the examples set by both grandparents. He obtained a Mechanical Engineering degree from the United States Naval Academy. Eric served as a Civil Engineer Corps officer for eight years in the United States Navy and deployed four times in five years to Israel, Afghanistan, and Iraq to support overseas operations. After transitioning from the Navy in 2016, he received his Master's in Business from the University of Southern California, which helped him navigate through the start-up world. Now serving as the CEO of Trident Coffee, he is focused on creating connections with people over coffee and finding ways to impact the veteran community positively.
Trident is America’s Finest Cold Brew, crafted in America’s Finest City. They are a health-conscious coffee company for people who live life full steam ahead by creating connections, igniting ideas, chasing horizons, and sharing stories so they can be part of a tribe that reaches its full potential. All Ahead. All Together. They are sold nationwide at Sprout's and have two taproom locations, and have generated $4.18M in lifetime revenue.