I’m not the biggest fan of talking about myself, but you’re probably here because you want to know more about me. Since that’s likely the case, I’ve included a few things that some of my colleagues and business partners have said about me. More on my LinkedIn profile.

Erik is one of the most thoughtful, talented, and approachable product managers I’ve ever worked with. He drove his team to success and was humble throughout the entire process. Any company would be lucky to hire him in either Web Performance or SEO, although he could easily manage other technical products with ease. He receives my highest recommendation.

Ryan Ricketts – Director, SEO & Product Management

Erik is one-of-a-kind. We started at REI at the same time doing search engine optimization back in 2019, but it quickly become clear that he was searching for a bigger challenge. When presented with the prospects of leading a new team and building web performance from scratch, Erik didn’t scoff, he got to work. Earlier this year, we saw the biggest performance gains in co-op history. I’m proud to have known Erik as a teammate and as a human. His can-do attitude paired with his sense of humor makes for a winning combination. I’ve seen him grow leaps and bounds at REI and have no doubt that he’d be an invaluable leader of any digital team, given the opportunity. Can’t wait to see what he’ll do next!

Cooper Hollmaier – Product Manager, Accessibility

I find Erik to be one of the most professional, mature and humble colleagues I’ve worked with. He goes above and beyond in anything he does and is an excellent communicator. Erik has a unique blend of front-end development skills, SEO expertise, and product management knowledge, which shows his adaptability and well-roundedness.

Kristin DeRamus – Senior Product Manager

Erik has a unique and highly valuable skill set. He is an SEO expert with the development and technical chops as well as the product management experience to back that expertise up.

Erin Sansone – Program Manager

Erik’s the kind of person that excels at whatever he works on. He’s dependable and has a lot of drive to see a job well done. He’s excellent at facilitating communication, something you would quickly realize if you were working on a project that did not include him as PM.

Sara Telfer – Senior Product Designer

Unless you’ve spent time in the newspaper industry’s digital divisions, you don’t know what it truly means to manage a project. Dealing with publishers, editors, sales managers, developers and UX specialists, Erik had to shepherd projects from beginning to end that spanned multiple websites and had to meet requirements and deadlines set by groups with different agendas. Through it all, he improved products, met deadlines and facilitated strong channels of communication.

Bryan Robinson – Design Strategist and Front-end Developer