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Eric Gundel was both in Charlotte, North Carolina and lived there until moving to Florida in High School. While there he began working with kids in a before and after school program at a local elementary school. He remained in Florida through college, attending St. Petersburg College and spent seven years in Denver, Colorado before moving back to Florida.
Eric is a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox and Charlotte Hornets in addition to being an avid football (soccer) fan where he is a supporter of Bayern Munich. Aside from sports one of Eric’s chief hobbies is traveling, particularly road trips, and he has visited every state except Alaska and Hawaii and every baseball ballpark except Dodger Stadium. He also enjoys being outside as much as possible and is a pescatarian.
Eric’s wife Ashley is also a teacher and they met on the job four years ago. She shares his love of travel and nature and when they decided they wanted to leave Florida, Oregon was at the top of their list. They arrived in Beaverton in July 2022 and could not be happier with their decision. Their greatest love is their two cats, Bond (16) and Caroline (10)
Eric is excited to be entering his twenty-fifth year working with kids, his eleventh in the classroom and most importantly, his second year at Park Academy.