Erik is the guy with the beard, the deeper voice around the clinic, and the one the kids call, ‘Mr. Erik’. He tries not to be too serious, as we all tend to grow up too quickly to begin with. In Erik’s own words: “When working with families I like to describe my style (aka recipe) as: 2 heaping cups of goofy, add two tablespoons of down-to-earth feel, and top with a fresh zest of ‘You got this!’ Erik graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English and worked for 10 years in an advertising agency as a copy writer and editor. He returned to Edinboro University for an M.A. in Speech Language Pathology and graduated in 2011 with honors. He works with children and young adults with language and speech sound production challenges, and he looks forward to one day retiring to the mountains to live with others of his bearded kind.