Erik is an American/Latvian author and artist who resides in West Palm Beach with his wife Agnese. His literary works include numerous articles for magazines such as the U.S. Army Aviation Digest and ALEA’s Airborne Law Enforcement Magazines. His creative writings include “The Jungle”, “The Lost But Not Forgotten”, “Freedom of Choice” and a screenplay titled “Only in America”. Erik is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, The University of the State of New York, as well as holding a laws enforcement certification from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. During this tenure, he also attended the Ohio Peace Officer Academy where he trained as a hostage negotiator. Erik Retired from the United States Army with the rank of CW4. During his military tenure, Erik served as a V.I.P. helicopter pilot, Aviation Life Support Officer, Maintenance and Standardization Officer. He served as a line pilot, instructor and training center evaluator for the CE-560XL, DA-2000, Piaggio P180 and Sikorsky S-92.
Erik’s work as an artist primarily focuses on seascapes although he is also known for paint landscapes found in Latvia, the birthplace of his parents.