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Eric Gundel was born 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 Charlotte Hornets and Boston Red Sox 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. He also enjoys being outside as much as possible.
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. Their greatest love is their two cats, Bond (15) and Caroline (9)
Eric is excited to be entering his twenty-fourth year working with kids, his tenth in the classroom and most importantly, his first year at Park Academy.