About Eric

cropped eric1My personal experience as a graduate of Rocklin schools and my professional expertise advising school districts on legal matters gives me a unique perspective and will make me an effective member of the Rocklin Unified School District’s Board of Trustees.

Raised in Rocklin:

If elected, I would be the first graduate of Rocklin schools to serve on our school board. I was raised in Rocklin, entering Kindergarten at Parker Whitney Elementary, attending Spring View Middle School, and graduating from Rocklin High School.

While growing up in Rocklin, my parents worked in neighboring school districts and instilled in me a dedication to public education. My mother Mary worked as an elementary school secretary and my father Gary was an assistant superintendent.

Returned to Rocklin:

Rocklin’s teachers prepared me well for success, and I went on to earn my Bachelor’s degree from UCLA. There I met Molly, my wife of seven years. I also worked for undergraduate admissions and advised hundreds of parents and students on how to prepare for and get into college.

I obtained my law degree at Harvard Law School while Molly worked and earned her Master’s in Teaching at Boston University. We returned to Los Angeles where I practiced law at a large, international law firm.

Molly and I returned to Rocklin to start our family primarily because of Rocklin’s great public schools and the wonderful sense of community I discovered while growing up here.

cropped familyCommitted to Serving Our Community:

Community service was an important part of my life growing up in Rocklin. I earned the Eagle Scout award after more than a decade volunteering in Rocklin through Scouting and our schools.

Since moving back, I have re-engaged with our city and students in an effort to give back something of what Rocklin gave to me. I support and advise student community service clubs as the South Placer Rotary Club’s New Generations Chair. I also serve as Vice Chair of the Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation (REEF). I am proud of REEF’s work overseeing “Club Rocklin,” the before- and after-school programs at our elementary schools, our efforts to support teachers and students, and our focus on enhancing District programs, particularly in the area of mental health and emotional wellness.

Equipped to Serve Our Schools:

I am an attorney for public schools. I counsel school boards and administrators through tough decisions and help them navigate the tens of thousands of laws and regulations applicable to public education and public employers.

I have worked with school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education on a range of diverse issues including teacher credentialing, special education, labor and employment, school choice, and fiscal responsibility and transparency, giving me a broad perspective on our District’s challenges and opportunities.

We live in a fast-changing world and our schools need to stay ahead of the new challenges that face our kids. I ask for your vote so that we can meet those challenges together and give our kids even better opportunities than I had growing up in Rocklin.