Erik is a comedy writer and director from Sacramento, CA. His work focuses on outsider characters and the points of conflict between individual and society.
He honed his voice on the stages of Upright Citizens Brigade, iO West, and The Second City. He holds a BA in film production, and is a graduate of the UCLA Professional Program in TV Writing.
Erik is currently working on his MFA in Screenwriting at USC School of Cinematic Arts where he has received the Jack Oakie Award for Comedy and the Barnet Kellman Award.
His prose and poetry have been published in The Sierra Nevada Review, Sierra Journal, and RipRap Literary Journal and he has received the Bazzanella literary award for creative non-fiction.
Erik spent his early twenties split between working as a wilderness guide and hitchhiking around the US, even hopping the occasional freight train. He enjoys camping, shooting pool, chess, gardening, hiphop, punk rock, and playing with his two English Mastiffs.