Just two short years ago Eric Fassler walked into the Eberhard Center on Fulton Street for a business meeting. He had the pleasure of meeting one of WGVU’s staff who informed him know about a volunteer opportunity for the station answering telephones for a fund raising event that week. That business relationship blossomed into a personal friendship and the volunteer experience had him hooked.
Eric is the owner of Artisan Computer located in the Grand Rapids area and spends most of his days helping people solve their technology problems. His favorite part of work is seeing people smile at the end of the day or the “Aha!” moment when they learn something completely new. Eric taught SCUBA ping, snorkeling, and worked on a sailboat in Key Largo where he found his passion for teaching people new skills. He moved back to Grand Rapids after traveling the country and living in south Florida for several years.
"The best part of West Michigan is, without a doubt, the people in our community. We have the pleasure of a vibrant collection of persons from all walks of life who really enjoy coming together to help each other. In any event around our cities, large or small, you can find an amazing group of people volunteering to lend a hand. We vary in age, religion, sex, socioeconomic status, political view and many, many more things but we all share a common sense of community. A warm smile, warm heart and a helping hand, binds us all together in one of the best places I have set foot and I am proud to be a part of once again."
Eric’s favorite place to volunteer is still the phone banks for WGVU where he gets to meet new people from the community and laugh with those who help out regularly.