An accountant by profession, Eric is stepping into the lead bookkeeper position for Village Books and Paper Dreams. Formerly he worked many years as lead accountant for Airporter Shuttle and Holland Health of Mount Vernon, and runs a part-time accounting business serving non-profit charities. But his real joys lie in linguistics, folk singing, and the great outdoors. His third language (after Spanish) is Welsh, which he learned as the result of a family history project that got out of hand and resulted in the establishment of the Welsh Senate (Senedd Cymru). A member of the Celtic Arts Foundation, he performs Welsh folk songs and lectures at the Mount Vernon Highland Games. When the weather gets warm, he puts on his back-pack and tries to lose himself bushwhacking in the valleys and ridges of Twin Sisters Mountain.
Eric is married to Sally Hansen Bowen, who also works in sales at Village Books.