As communications officer, Eric oversees Rainbow Railroad’s communications strategy, content development, social media accounts and earned media strategy.
Before working at Rainbow Railroad, Eric was a public history researcher and content development officer at Historica Canada. Subsequently, he was sponsorship program manager at Xtra, Canada’s LGBTQI+ news source. Eric also developed and edited a new section of the publication, Xtra Spark, which covered important issues in LGBTQI+ communities including HIV criminalization, transphobia and the policing of LGBTQI+ sexuality.
Eric holds a B.A. (hons) in international studies and political science from Simon Fraser University, an M.A. in history from the University of British Columbia. He is an active and spirited contributor to public conversations about Canadian history, politics and all things LGBTQI+ in publications such as The Canadian Encyclopedia, Now Toronto, Xtra and The Georgia Straight. Eric is also a multidisciplinary artist in words, movement and visual art. Most recently, he performed in Glad Day Bookshop’s Naked Heart Festival as a reader.