Fort Ord Project Manager
Hollister Field Office
Eric Morgan heard about the great things that were occurring at Fort Ord and wanted to be a part of it. He became the project manager in June 1999, and as he says, "Stepping into the BIG footsteps of Steve Addington."
When asked about his assignment, Eric will tell you he is most proud of his team. " We have a top-notched habitat enhancement program, splendid noxious weed abatement team, terrific recreation management squad, wonderful fuels management module, awesome law enforcement program, perfect maintenance and construction crew, and unparalleled volunteer gang. I guess my major role is filling in the gaps with those programs and trying to keep all cylinders firing together."
Eric is no stranger to federal resources management. His father was with the U.S. Forest Service, and later with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. This meant that his family moved several times as his father changed jobs with various national forests in California. He finished up his high school education in South Lake Tahoe where his parents and brother still live.
Eric started his career with the Bureau of Land Management in 1989 at the Redding Field Office where he worked as a forester till 1993 when he became an outdoor recreation planner until he left for the Fort Ord job in 1999.
Eric attended the University of California at San Diego for two years before transferring to Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo earning his bachelor's degree in natural resources management with a concentration in watershed, chaparral and fire management. He and his college sweetheart, wife Susan, live in Marina with their two children, Jack and Cameron.