About me


Eric is the co-founder of Read the Docs, Write the Docs, and EthicalAds.

He works full-time trying to improve the state of documentation in the software industry. As part of that work, he has also worked heavily in community organizing and open source sustainability.

If you run into him at an event, make sure to leave room for others to join while you talk :)


I currently live in Bend, Oregon.

I lived in Portland, Oregon from 2011-2018, drawn to the beautiful Pacific Northwest by its lovely mountains, and the west coast tech industry. In 2019 and 2020, I tried the digital nomad life, traveling around the world working. Then in 2020, right before COVID, I settled in Bend, Oregon.

Before moving to Oregon at the end of 2010, I lived in Lawrence, Kansas from May 2008-Dec 2010. There I worked at the Lawrence Journal-World, and got deeply involved in the Django & Python community.

Growing up I lived mostly in Virginia. I was born in Washington D.C., but lived mostly in the Shenandoah Valley through middle school, and finally in Virginia Beach for high school, I finished off my time in Virginia in Fredericksburg for college at the University of Mary Washington.

You can read more about my work history in my Résumé, and other hobbies on this site.