In 2001, Erik began his career in the financial services industry at a large firm, working closely with some of the world's largest financial institutions and some of the country's top financial advisors. His primary function was to help the advisors and their clients connect with the right financial institutions through due diligence and financial game planning.
After three years, he worked his way up to one of the top positions in the company and was named Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Erik then decided he wanted a closer connection with the people he was really helping; the consumer. He teamed up with a 25 year veteran in the insurance and financial services industry and when his partner retired in 2008, Erik assumed controlling interest and ownership of Crown Wealth Management, LLC, a Las Vegas based insurance and financial advisory firm.
He was then recruited by one of the nation's foremost tax and legal firms, to work with their clients in various planning strategies as a consultant and working with their Premier Client Services division. While there he met up and partnered with Dwain, and they have since formed Canyon Ridge Group, LLC and the sister entities.
Erik puts a strong emphasis on full disclosure, product suitability and education when working with clients and prospects. He is dedicated to helping his clients navigate their retirement journey by offering a full spectrum of strategies designed to overcome their retirement income challenges, address and deal with market volatility and build their legacies. He also has a vast knowledge in the areas of business and strategic planning.
Erik is proud to have served his country in the 1990s as a member of the United States Navy aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65). He is now married to his loving wife, Crystal - a former middle school teacher - and is the proud father of five children plus two dogs. He is actively involved in the education of his children and their after-school activities and he regularly donates his time and money to local schools, churches and youth sports organizations. His daughter lives and goes to school in the Pacific Northwest. While he has helped coach one of his son's wrestling teams, he also enjoys supporting another son in his pursuit of excellence in guitar and theater. His youngest two boys are just getting started in all their fun, extra-curricular activities.
In his spare time, Erik is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys many outdoor activities. Erik moved full time to Las Vegas in 2006 from Southern California where he was born and raised and where his mom, dad, and sister still reside.