Erik was born in La Union, El Salvador in 1994 and has been living in the Dallas-Ft Worth area since 1999. He graduated from Grand Prairie High School in 2012 and enlisted in the United States Army in 2013 where he served for four years. While stationed out of Ft Hood, Texas he was able to travel to Poland, Germany, and South Korea.
He is currently enrolled at the University of Texas at Arlington where he is majoring in Biology. During his free time, he enjoys reading things on philosophy, listening to rap music, and staying in shape by lifting weights or playing basketball. On top of those things, he enjoys staying up to date with sports, specifically the Dallas Mavericks.