The Gift of Education


I started out my professional life as a 5th grade school teacher at Phoenix Country Day School.  For six years before my adventure and speaking career took off, I taught English and Math, as well as valuable life lessons.  Those experiences have never left me, and I continue to work with educators to help students develop a map for their own No Barriers Life.  In the interest in sharing my experiences as both an adventurer, speaker and educator,  I offer fellow educators some of the lessons I have learned along the way so that you may pass them along to your students.

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No Barriers Climb Program
No Barriers Climb Program

Our K-8 Activity Guide, based on Erik’s Everest Climb.

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Videos
Videos

Numerous videos for both educational and entertainment purposes.

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Touch The Top Program
Touch The Top Program

Our 6-12 Curriculum, based on Erik’s first book.

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Resources
Resources

Resources to be used with the Climb Program and Curriculum

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  • We just finished your book!  Aaron said it was AWESOME. His favorite part was the whole chapter, “Wizard, the Chick Magnet.” Rayne said it was also AMAZING and her favorite part was how Erik folded his money. Jamal said the book was INCREDIBLE and his favorite part was in the epilogue when Ellen told you “we are having a baby”!!    I thought I would share and they all said thank you for writing the best book ever!

    Mrs LaPier & Class
    Momot Elementary School
  • I cannot tell you how many faculty and parents came up to me in the days following your visit to thank me for having you speak to their children. You were the topic of conversation at dozens of dinner tables in Beaufort! Yours is a tremendous story. Your accomplishments alone command respect and interest; the fact that you are blind only makes your story more compelling.

    Woody Rutter
    Headmaster - Beaufort Academy
  • Erik’s presentation last evening was absolutely the best and most inspirational NCTM Opening Session I have heard in my many years of attending the organization’s conferences. Attendees have stopped me today to say how much they were moved by Erik’s comments.

    Carol Edwards
    National Council for Teachers in Mathematics
  • I can’t tell you how many emails and text messages I’ve received from cadets and their parents who have been in touch with me to thank me for getting the “Best speaker EVER at the Academy.”  No exaggeration. Cadets have actually called their parents to tell them about Erik and the parents in turn have called or emailed me. Since I know about 80% of the cadets, many have emailed or text me directly to thank me.  Erik was a huge hit. Within minutes after he left, it was all over the Academy Facebook page of how awesome Erik was and how he was by far, the best speaker they’ve ever had.

    Elena Salinas
    US Coast Guard Academy