Eirik's parents were on and off broadway actors, so theater runs in his family. His own family has been involved in CYT since the first show of the DuPage chapter in 2004. Eirik's wife, Jeanne, founded the Kenosha chapter in 2009 after the family moved to Wisconsin. Eirik's whole family has been involved in CYT with Jeanne continuing to teach and direct, three children graduating from CYT, two children currently in the program, and one child running a spotlight at most Kenosha shows. With so much family involvement, Eirik has seen firsthand what CYT can do for its students! As a pastor and an MBA, he brings both ministry and business experience to the board. Eirik is passionate about CYT's powerful combination of introducing kids to Jesus, while maturing them in the performing arts. Seeing kids grow in their knowledge and love of God, as every child's extraordinary dignity and creativity is encouraged and celebrated, is a great joy for him and his family. Eirik is grateful to be able to serve on the board!