Eric Freese was raised in Greenfield, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Dubuque in 1985 and Bentley University in 1987. Prior to owning his CertaPro business, he worked in a variety of industries and roles including defense, legal publishing, academic publishing, software development, consulting and training. Throughout his career he has been able to travel to 48 states and over 25 countries on six continents.
He also is a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church and enjoys playing percussion in the praise band.
Eric lives in Edwardsville, Illinois, with his wife of more than 30 years, Rita. They have 7 children, 2 dogs and a cat. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.