Eric Berg began his rescue/EMS career in WI as an American Red Cross Instructor in Water Safety and Standard and Advanced First Aid. Eric holds a degree in Natural Resource Management-Wildlife Ecology and he moved to CO in 1980 to complete his secondary science student teaching requirements. He works for the San Miguel County Sheriff and is presently the Undersheriff of San Miguel County. He is the founder of the Telluride based San Miguel Sheriffs Office SAR team, has completed 3 levels of avalanche training and evolved through the RQ3 ranks to become an Instructor Trainer. He is a private fixed wing pilot and a PADI Rescue Diever with over 800 dives, though he no longer dives ice or cold water! Eric has served as a prosecution witness on multiple water related criminal cases.