Welcome back to the ERIC Blog! This week we’re going to be highlighting our partner Findhelp.org, and one of the stellar employees we’ve had the pleasure of working with there. You may remember that we’ve done a write up on Findhelp already on this blog, however since joining forces, we’ve decided we weren’t done highlighting this incredible company.
You may have noticed that ERIC’s Virtual Tour has a lot of imagery that says “Powered by Findhelp.org”. This is because our relationship continues to evolve there, and that is due in large part to the Community Engagement Manager at Findhelp, Eric Brown (they assigned Eric to work with ERIC; we were very excited). Eric is an energetic, thoughtful, and driven individual who was serving his community long before we met him.
When Eric agreed to sit down with me for our blog’s spotlight interview, I had no idea just how involved he had been in community health. He spent 8 years abroad serving communities in Thailand, Spain, and Columbia through teaching and the Peace Corps! After years of traveling he decided to move back to the United States with his wife (also a public servant) and started rethinking how they could do more for the world. He wanted to provide for people on a larger scale, so he joined Findhelp where his job is now to listen to large groups of people at a time, assess their needs, and connect them with the appropriate resources.
I’m grateful to work for a company that is putting in the effort to bring awareness, education, and resources to the fingertips of communities across the country. And I’m especially grateful to find like minded people like Eric Brown, and like minded companies like Findhelp, that are in it for the right reasons.
If you are struggling with cancer, or someone you know is struggling, check out findhelp.org to see if there is a facility or resources in your area that can assist you. You are not alone, there are many people here who want to see you thrive. Take Care!
(1) What fictional character do you wish existed in real life?
Just for the entertainment factor, I would love to have Cosmo Kramer as a neighbor.
(2) What advice would you give yourself five years ago?
Spend more time outside!
(3) Given the opportunity to live anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
Anywhere I could wake up, walk outside, and have a beautiful view of snow-capped mountains covered in evergreen forests!
(4) What’s an old wives tale, myth, or motto that you’ve never forgotten?
“Cogela suave” – this phrase (basically “take it easy, enjoy life”) became so deeply embedded in my mind during my time living in coastal Colombia that I’m sure it will stick with me forever
(5) What do you hope comes to pass in a hundred years?
I hope we’ve figured out how to make our incredible technological and societal progress work to the benefit of all people everywhere. Or at least that our AI overlords treat us well!