As Director of Communications and Marketing, Eric is responsible for coordinating both internal and external communications, brand development, press relations and the development and implementation of the seminary's strategic marketing plan. Eric has more than 20 years experience in the non-profit sector, holding roles in communications and development for iconic cultural institutions and social service providers in both Austin and New York City. He has served in critical roles at Roundabout Theatre, the Irish Repertory Theatre, PeopleFund, ZACH Theatre, and most recently was Chief Development Officer at Any Baby Can, an Austin, TX based agency serving children with special healthcare needs. As a former director at the seminary and current member of the Episcopal Church, Eric brings to this position a level of resourcefulness and familiarity with our students, alumni/ae and other key constituents that will be especially useful in communicating the story and message of the seminary. A native Austinite and proud alumni of the University of Texas, Eric lives in Southwest Austin with his wife, Laura, and their two daughters.