It’s always a thrill walking into a grocery store like QFC and seeing an Eric’s Famous on the shelves!

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What do you do? I am the founder and CFO (chief formulation officer) for Eric’s Energy Co. (a small all-natural beverage company in Mill Creek). I create the recipe for each custom formulation that bears the Eric’s name.

How did you start? It started with a quest to find the energy I needed without upsetting my sensitive stomach, back around my football-playing days as a Husky. That’s what led to (an energy) soap and then to the energy sodas.

What’s the best part of the job? Being able to use my creativity to deliver a final product that people can feel good about and enjoy. It’s always a thrill walking into a grocery store like QFC and seeing an Eric’s Famous on the shelves!

What would surprise people about your job? How difficult it is to create great tasting, all-natural energy products, but we seem to pull it off. Also, how easy it is to create an opportunity to do what you love — as long as you’re willing to risk it all!