Eric Kretsch works as a Marine Policy Consultant with Lighthouse Consulting Group out of Warren, Rhode Island. Eric is native to Newburyport, graduating from the High School in 2010. While at NHS, Eric was a member of GOMI’s Newburyport Team. He believes that his experiences as a GOMI team member empowered him to engage in the world around him, making a difference everywhere he went. Eric is joining the GOMI Board of Directors, focusing to strengthen the connection between GOMI and its many alumni.
At Lighthouse Consulting, he works primarily with the Association of Marina Industries, a membership organization dedicated to the marina industry. Eric primarily works on clean and resilient marina initiatives, improving marina and boating safety, and workforce development issues. In 2014, he graduated from the University of Rhode Island (URI) with a B.S. in Environmental Economics and Marine Affairs. He then attend URI for graduate school focusing on climate change resilience and the importance of climate champions in successful adaptation. He received an M.A. Marine Affairs from URI in 2016.