Erich started out his professional life in the United States Marine Corps. After serving there honorably for awhile, he found himself in the security and skydiving industry. It was in the skydiving industry where he first wrote professionally. This particular item was part of his standard job, and involved working on the technical manual for his company. Since then he has always enjoyed writing. He has spent time in several industries, traveled or lived on three continents, and generally had quite a diverse life experience. He has written copy for retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers. In industries that include but are not limited to: Parachute technology, finance, arms and ammunition, alcohol, tobacco (including cigars and pipes), and fashion. He currently lives in South Dakota where he works as an executive for a manufacturing company, and a Police Department, and enjoys blacksmithing in his free time.