Eric is a Complaint Investigator with IPR and was born on the island of Oahu and grew up on the windward side in the town of Kaneohe. He moved from Hawaii to Portland in 1991. He is a product of Portland State University’s Sociology Department where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1996 and Masters of Science in 2003. Eric worked with the Save Our Youth diversion program, helped public schools develop peer mediation programs, and worked in crisis services for homeless and in transition youth with Janus Youth Programs Harry’s Mother. Prior to joining IPR, Eric worked for Oregon’s Department of Human Services for 16 years. The first five of those years were with child protective services, and the rest conducting fact finding protective service investigations statewide with the Office of Investigations and Training in caregiver settings. Eric is not related to the man the giant Nomura’s Jellyfish is named after.