Eric searched for ways to get involved after hearing news of the devastation from the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Beyond donating money, he wanted to get involved in a more personal way, meeting people, experiencing the culture, hearing their stories, seeing the recovery efforts, and ultimately donating his hands to help rebuild Nepal. Kids of Kathmandu was a prefect match in sharing his eagerness and creating tangible action and change.
Eric and his friend Matt partnered with Kids of Kathmandu to plan and execute the first on-site volunteer trip in 2016, where they did a homestay in Kavre and built the foundation and floor of the Shree Jana Uddhar school. In 2017, Eric and Matt brought 12 of their colleagues and friends to continue the project, revisiting the school site to build steps, paint buildings, and teach English. His experiences in Nepal are some of the most rewarding and impactful experiences of his life.
Eric and Matt have increased awareness and engagement with the support of their company (Audi/VW), friends, family, and colleagues to help with the rebuilding of Nepal. Through Kids of Kathmandu, they have raise funds to install water filtration systems and furnish multiple schools with furniture.
Eric is a Detroit native currently living in Santa Monica, CA, and works for Audi of America.