SGT Eric Donoho (RET), is a decorated Army veteran, Landscape photographer, Public speaker, and Co-founder of Reach, Out, and Care (ROC) Warriors.
Eric was medically retired in 2009 for Traumatic Brain Injury, Migraines, and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) due to injuries sustained from two IEDs and one EFP during his 14 month deployment. He is the recipient of the Purple Heart, 2 Army Commendation Medals, 2 Army Achievement Medals, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign Medal with Star, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Valorous Unit Award, and Combat Infantry Badge.
Eric is an accomplished landscape photographer whose client list has grown from friends to major Fortune 500 corporations. He has been honored with having his photography shown in the National Exhibit of Veteran Art, in Aspen, CO during Art Week.
As a public speaker, Eric has been honored to share the stage with some of the world’s best speakers. He has spoke in front of crowds as small as 15 to audiences in the hundreds. Eric focuses on speaking engagements in one of the following three categories, Motivational, Educational, and Veteran orientated.
As Co-founder and Program Director for ROC (Reach Out and Care) Warriors, Eric has helped create a new innovative program designed to pull disabled Veterans out of their comfort zones, face their fears, while highlighting the strengths they have inside. It is a six month curriculum based program that involves building and delivering wheelchairs to disabled children in developing countries. Building on skill sets that these Veterans already have to give them new purpose as international humanitarians.
Eric lives in Indiana with his beautiful wife of twelve years and two children that are his biggest blessings.
No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon - Buddy Levy and Erik Weihenmayer