WHO’S Behind UCC
Eric is an award-winning social innovator, activist, public speaker and thought leader working at the intersection of agriculture, place-based economies, community development, sustainability, social justice and health equity. He is the Director of the Uplands Community Collective, and also the President and CEO of THRIVE Partners, a consulting firm providing tools for organizations and communities to create Thriving, Healthy, Resilient, Inclusive and Vibrant Economies. Prior to this, Eric served as the Executive Director and co-founder of Re:Vision, from 2007-2018. Guided by his vision, Re:Vision pioneered a new neighborhood economic model that builds community wealth, broad-based ownership, and economic empowerment for historically marginalized communities, winning national awards for its innovative community food system work.