I’m from a small suburb outside the city of Cleveland, Ohio called Brecksville. My parents moved us there so we could get a better education.
Cleveland is an old steel town and I like to think I get my blue collar work ethic from living around and spending time in the city. Even though I don’t live there now, the city holds a special place in my heart. It played a large part in shaping the man I am today. People from Cleveland are survivors and have a strong sense of family.
In 2007 I moved to Charleston and it’s probably one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. The sunshine and beaches sooth my soul. What I love most about Charleston is the history, kind people, and closeness of everything. It’s becoming progressive at an accelerated pace since I moved here.
Personally I try to embody the ideas of compassion, giving if you have it, and leaving a place better than when you got there.
When I die I hope people say I was authentic, genuinely interested in other people, and that I tried to make a difference.
– Erik Arthur Holmberg