Our volunteers are a truly versatile bunch of people from a diverse range of backgrounds. Eric Marxmiller for example was born in Silicon Valley, California, he studied digital media arts at university but left after a couple of years to gain some hands on experience in small business operations and pursue the dotcom dream. When that particular bubble burst, he went back to school to train as an emergency medical technician.
Now Eric works for American Medical Response in San Mateo County as an emergency medical technician. Somehow, he also finds the spare time to work with Rock Med - part of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic in San Francisco - and serve as operations manager with Sahara Relief. During the summer, Eric heads to Alaska to join his father and brother at a family owned commercial salmon fishing business. During whatever down time he squeezes into his schedule, he enjoys long walks on the beach.
If you think Eric sounds like a multi-faceted and adaptable guy with just the kind of background and life experience we look for in our volunteers, you'd be absolutely right. We've had him along to nearly ten 4 Deserts Race Series events.