Eric Adriaans

Eric Adriaans is the writer, host and creator of the Zensylvania website and podcast. In 2017, Eric self-published his first collection of poetry, Leviathan: The Biographia Isocratica of Adrian Kun.

Eric was Born in Belleville, Ontario; while he doesn’t actually recall the occasion, he feels certain that he went home from the hospital in a mid-sixties Rambler Classic sedan…and that it may have been silver-grey. He has lived, worked, and travelled extensively throughout the province ever since. Currently, he lives in a 110-year-old brick home with his wife, Kelly-Jo and their 15-year old Finnish Lapphund. He drives a Mitsubishi RVR…and a mountain bike.

Eric obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English Literature from Ottawa’s Carleton University in 1993. Later, he completed NAFA’s Certified Automotive Fleet Manager designation. His most recent academic work was to study Legislative Drafting via Athabasca University.

Eric spent 25-years (1991-2016) as a fundraising and community development professional with several of Canada’s most valued and respected health, animal welfare, and human rights charities . He capped his charitable sector career as the National Executive Director for a leading Canadian secular humanist organization.

Eric (far left) and colleagues at the Lester B. Pearson Building during meetings with Global Affairs Canada’s Ambassador Andrew Bennett (far right) and representatives of the UNHCR. Circa 2015.

Currently, Eric is employed by a multi-national corporation as a Quality Assurance Specialist – and couldn’t be more pleased with the convergence of his professional and intellectual interests.

This page was last edited on 22 December 2022.

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