Erik is a rare Arizona native, Erik was raised in Mesa and spent most of his life in the East Valley. After graduating from Mesa’s Westwood High School, he attended MCC and then ASU, where he studied Music Performance & Business.
Erik, the Director of Operations & Marketing for Friendly Auto Centers in Mesa, takes great pride in his award-winning Auto Repair Shop & employees. Erik strives to provide quality service, delivered with genuine warmth & friendliness while maintaining the high level of integrity Friendly Auto Centers is known for.
Erik keeps his performance urges under control by singing with the Sonoran Desert Chorale and has been on 3 European tours with this group. When not working, traveling, or singing, you can find Erik living in Apache Junction where he enjoys gardening.
Erik is passionate about the Courage Under Cancer Foundation and helping cancer patients because he is no stranger to the effects of cancer. Erik serves on the Board of Directors in memory of his Nana Eloisa Arriola who lost her battle with cancer in 1997.