ex-Subaru World Rally Team fan in Colorado. Subaru no longer has a World Rally manufacturer team.
"I think I'm thinking...therefore I am"
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Age: 37 years old
Canadian living in...
Hello, my name is Eric Elder. I am engaged to a lovely lady, Liz Thomas. I was born in Toronto and moved shortly after to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. After High School I went to Laurentian University in Sudbury where
I graduated with a BA Honours in Geography. I was fortunate to have a group University project ("Human Impact on an Aeolian Environment, Carter Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada") published in the The Great Lakes Geographer (vol. 6,no. 1-2). I have travelled in Canada, U.S., and Europe.
If you have not already been able to figure out, I am interested in naval and military history. I do not like war,
I enjoy learning about the history, technology, and personal struggles surrounding the events. I am fairly computer literate, and have enjoyed
using my computer. I graduated in May 1999 with a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technologist diploma from Algonquin College, in Ottawa, Ontario. Then in August 1999 I landed a Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) mapping job in Golden, Colorado (in Metro Denver) mapping a 16,000 mile new fiber optic network system (Level3) in the US. I then moved into the GIS group and enjoyed the position. I decided the time was right to move on because the project was winding down, and I landed a position with Bass-Trigon/American Innovations IMD as the only GIS Technologist for the office in December 2001. On July 1, 2008 (Canada Day) I was laid off with 3 other people. I was fortunate to land another job quickly at Structural Integrity Associates. I am the only GIS Technologist.
Me climbing over the battleship North Carolina, when I was a wee bit younger.
Who would have guessed I would start collecting naval warship postcards?
Collecting naval postcards, other postcards, painting, historical wargaming, photography, website development.
My 2004 car that I bought in 2006.
Link to where I have travelled with some info: Eric's Travel Site
Schindlers List, movies directed by Akira Kurosawa, Star Wars movies, Matrix, Band of Brothers (HBO tv series)
Link to my growing favorite list: IMDB favorite list
Link to my ratings of war movies: IMDB war movie list
Naval Postcards and Military/Naval books (ie. Ballentines Illustrated History of the Violent Century pocket books)
Some pictures I took of a pair of Mute Swans on the Rideau River in Ottawa, Canada in the summer of 1998 (click here).
Halloween Costume 2004
Me, Mom, Dad, Sister, and Brother-in-Law, July 2008