A proud member of the AAPI and LGBTQ2IA+ communities, Eric (he/him) is the founder of AAPI Club and co-founder of Tagay Media, a community-driven organization that cultivates, supports, and aims to open doors for the AAPI and BIPOC communities and their allies. The vision is to become a cultural and wellness hub in Chicago that creates events and experiences around this mission and purpose.
With experience managing global teams, marketing, and creative technology projects, Eric is also a digital marketer for brands. He leverages his background in design, event management, strategy, and account management to deliver measurable results. He serves as a lululemon® ambassador and as a Resident Movement Coach, and he teaches fitness and wellness classes throughout the city of Chicago. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with Chunks, his rescued American bulldog.
Eric currently makes his home in Chicago.
Q&A with Eric
Where I grew up: The Philippines
My family: A loving mom and dad and two younger siblings
My favorite music: Love easy listening, acoustic music
My favorite foods: Kare-Kare – a local Filipino dish, fried pork with coco-peanut sauce and sautéed vegetables
My favorite cocktail: Vodka tonic with cucumber lime
What I like to do in my spare time: Rest, extra naps, and visiting family
My first job: Staff at a video rental store
Something no one would believe about me: I was once a college professor (at a nursing school in the Philippines)
Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.
Mary Lou Retton