Erik was educated at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (University of the Arts) in Utrecht, but has been living in Limburg for the last 20 years. In the past he was owner of an organisation for event management and product presentation. Since then, he has been working in interim functions as the head of Marketing and Communications at the Stedelijk Museum in Den Bosch and subsequently as the head of Exploitations and Group reservations at VVV Maastricht. Under his lead, the Museum at the Vrijthof needs to become the cultural living room of Maastricht. He wants to engage in smart and original collaborations with unconventional partners. To organise original projects and events, this will lead to commotion, visitors and publicity.