Class of: 2019
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
Member Since: September 2016
Bio: Erick, whose initials match those of his hometown, is the first El Pasoan in Yamatai. With his older siblings all involved in music, this strange child decided to follow and pick up music. He played bassoon, saxophone, and percussion, among other instruments played for fun throughout the years. After his Japanese friend from middle school exposed him to Japanese culture, he began playing all sorts of rhythm games. Coincidentally, his friend introduced him to Taiko no Tatsujin, a Japanese taiko rhythm game, and this was the start of Erick's fascination with Taiko.
Little strange Freshman palmtree boy was roaming club fest when a wild Yamatai group appeared. He was fascinated and was determined to try-out. While not making it on the first try, he tried out his Sophomore year, making it into the group. Shy little Erick now had to learn to kiai in several forms (no, it's not just yelling) and acquire iron skin to protect himself against blisters, but as a Mexican-American, he was ready to represent his community through hard-work and dedication. He hopes that one day his family will be able to see one of his performances, but until that day, expect him and his nonexistent abs and biceps to put on a show (sorry, not everyone looks as cool and fit, or at least not yet ;).
Favorite Games: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Undertale, Smash Brothers Melee, Tetris Attack
Stuff I hate: United Airlines, Corruption, People who don't like both tomato and ketchup, People who don't like Chipotle, etc.