Erik S. Hanley
Please check out my website for samples of my work, my resumé, and my personal blog: www.hanleyes.weebly.com
I'm the creative type; a more old-fashioned (hopeless) romantic with traditional values. The first thing people usually notice about me is my red curly hair that sometimes does it's own thing, but I try to keep it tamed. Another thing I've been told stands out is my sense of humor and comical facial expressions -- that I can say a lot with just a look.
However, the main thing you should notice right away and/or know about me is that I'm a Christian. Now, that doesn't mean I don't know how to have fun, I'm just not the type that gets wasted, high, or is swearing every other word. What it does mean though, is that I always help people out whenever I can; try to make everyone happy, and can have a good time without all that. I'm also always in the Word -- Bible study is one of my favorite activities and I consider myself somewhat of a lay theologian.
My other hobbies include: camping, reading, gaming -- specifically on Xbox LIVE (I started the "gamevangelism" movement), power/weightlifting, darts, archery, taking a walk or hike, and I am an aspiring author. Ever since the first (1st) grade when I penned my first story I've loved writing. Many of my news articles have been published in print and online papers as well as an award-winning short story of mine in a college literary magazine.
I attended Zion Lutheran grade school until 2004. I graduated from Shoreland Lutheran high school (SLHS) in 2008 in the top 10 of my class. I received my Associates in Arts and a Certificate in American Indian Studies at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), graduating Phi Theta Kappa. I'm currently a full time, highest honors student attending the University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee (UWM) for my Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication (with a quadruple concentration in Print Journalism, Advertising, Documentary, and Media Studies) as well as a minor in Political Science.
I'm still undecided as to which concentration I want to pursue for a career, therefore I'm keeping my options open. The idea of helping people with writing by reporting the news rather than just entertaining people with fiction is intriguing. However, research for documentaries also has that helpful side to it. Also, the artistic aspect of advertising also sounds like a good outlet for my creativity. Whichever field I end up in, I hope to work for a Christian publication or company one day.