Eric Krchnak - A Character With Character
...because interesting people are more fun to work with
I am a native Texan from the country suburbs of far Northwest Houston and have been a Dallas “city-boy” for 12+ years. My country roots included spending several weeks each year with my dad hunting deer and chasing birds in south Texas and Mexico. I could never understand his advice to “stand still” when you see a rattlesnake. I can tell you from experience, when you see or hear a rattler, especially in the dark, it is impossible to stand still. Technically, I have never lived anywhere other than Texas, but I have enjoyed extended project stays in England (12 months), Denmark (6 months) and some friends would say I lived in Vegas (mainly the Hard Rock) for a year, but that is a story for another time. I have an MBA from Southern Methodist University, although much of those two years are a blur as I was working fulltime and blessed with twin girls (did I mention I can legally carry a handgun?) early in the program. Needless to say my wife is amazing. I love spending time with my family and taking family vacations; next year we start the journey of seeing a baseball game in all 30 major league ball parks.
Your favorite occupation?
Being a Dad to my twin daughters. Every day presents a new challenge, along with a new opportunity to help them grow and learn.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Pro V1 golf balls. There is no reason I should play with $5 golf balls; they can make a bad round very expensive.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Atticus Finch – Makes me think of my dad.
The Cat in the Hat – It’s a toss-up whether he or Confucius provides better maxims.
Indiana Jones – I still want to be Indy.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Enough said.
If you were a piece of art, which piece of art would you be and why?
My kids know more about art than I do. On my only visit to the Louvre in Paris I set a record for fastest time through the museum.
When was a time you felt totally and completely alive?
Repelling 300 foot waterfalls and zip-lining through the Costa Rican jungle in February 2012.