Open Doors Organization
Eric founded Open Doors Organization (ODO) in 2000, after personally experiencing the restrictions that people with disabilities face in everyday life. At 30 years old, Eric was diagnosed with Von Hippel Lindau (VHL) and as a result of a spinal cord tumor, experiences reduced mobility and a number of medical conditions.
Eric is a recognized expert in aviation accessibility regulations and universal design. He is a member of the TSA Aviation Security Advisory Council (ASAC). He speaks globally on access in travel and tourism and represents the disability community in aviation on numerous accessibility advisory boards including that of IATA, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, PDX, PIT, MSP and SEA.