Erik created Trail Roots Running in Austin in 2014 in effort to meet the growing popularity of trail running by providing custom training programs addressing physical and mental training, weekly coached group runs, and online coaching. Trail Roots works with beginner runners all the way to elite athletes and has grown from 15 runners to a community of over 100 members. Direct or Texas Switchback & Salmagundi trail races.
Erik is UT All-American 2007 (1500), 3rd USATF 100k Champs 2013, 2:24 marathon – currently training to get an OTQ, Father of a 2 year old (the first year or being a dad totally caught me and my wife by surprise and knocked us both back on our asses. His biggest accomplishment has been learning how to be patient and love and support my family while keeping attention on my own goals).