Eric Colburn believes, “The measure of a human being is gauged by their actions and how those actions affect those around them.” Eric is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a business graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Eric has over 20 years of business experience with various corporations. He is an active volunteer in Wake County with the Special Olympics North Carolina and has also volunteered at the NC House of Hope.
Growing up in the Midwest solidified Eric’s understanding of how communities should work together to foster a positive environment where youth are afforded the ability to realize their potential. That is why after meeting Malcom, and becoming familiarized with D3’s mission and vision; Eric applied and was accepted as a member of the board of directors.
Eric feels the combination of life experiences, both personal and professional, have molded him into the person he is today and considers it a privilege to be involved in passing along what he has learned. “I would not be where I am today without others taking the same vested interest in my development.”