A Gunsite instructor since 2001, Erick is a range master for pistol, shotgun, carbine, and tactics classes. His service in the Army as an infantryman includes a combat deployment as a heavy weapons squad leader. After 29 years in full-time law enforcement, he retired from a Northern California sheriff’s office as a patrol sergeant. He worked in patrol, community-oriented policing, gang enforcement, narcotics, and new deputies’ field training during his law enforcement career. He was a lead instructor in the office’s firearms program and supervised it after promoting.