Eric Braman joined Lane Arts Council in June 2017, bringing experience in the performing arts and program management. They held positions at the University of Oregon in Experiential Education & Prevention Initiatives, Sexual Violence Prevention & Education, and University Housing; served two years with AmeriCorps at Chemeketa Community College and Campfire USA, Alaska Council; and has led, written, and performed with the NW10 Festival, Rehearsals for Life theatre troupe, and local poetry collectives. Eric has completed trainings with the Mandala Center for Change (Theatre of the Oppressed), Second City Chicago (Comedic Improv), and Young Audiences (Teaching Artist Studio). Eric earned their Master of Nonprofit Management from UofO and BA in Theatre Performance and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. Eric finds their greatest creativity in writing, performance, theatre making, and collaborative leadership.