Eric Walsh was introduced to the club by his sponsor, Tom Lacock.
I am excited to welcome Eric Walsh to Rotary today. I’ve known Eric for three years, he caring nature and dedication to helping those better their lives makes him a tremendous fit for the work we do in the Rotary Club of Cheyenne.
For those of you not familiar with him, let me introduce you to Eric Walsh.
Eric Walsh was born and raised in Cheyenne, and graduated from Cheyenne Central High School in 2009.
He moved to Riverton in 2009 to study at Central Wyoming College before taking a job in a first step social detox treatment program. He would work fulltime at The Center of Hope in Riverton through Volunteers of America where he would met his wife Clarissa. Eric and Clarissa have been together for 12 years this year and married for the last five.
Eric would go on to take a position as the new Supportive Service for Veteran Families Case Coordinator through VOA, working with homeless veterans to achieve or retain housing by working with community partners. The position allowed Eric to move back to Cheyenne with VOA and during this same time, he earned his associate degree in business management and finance. In 2018, Eric was hired by the Community Action of Laramie County to work for the Veterans Bridge Housing program. During his time at CALC he also worked as a case manager, which led to him becoming the social services program director at CALC, a position he holds today.
Eric’s interests include God, his family, and any day he can go cast a line into the lake. Some also might say that Eric is obsessed with collecting memorabilia from his childhood like unopened toys and anything Superman. Eric is about to finish his bachelor’s degree in business management and organizational leadership. He plans to continue to move forward in the nonprofit world, trying to make a difference, one person at a time.
Ladies and gentlemen, join me in welcoming Eric Walsh to the Rotary Club of Cheyenne.