Erik D’Aloise was born in Ft Lauderdale, Florida but was raised in San Antonio, Texas. Erik is a full-time firefighter in the San Antonio area. His schedule allows him to fish often along the south Texas coast. He started with surf and pier fishing but in 2013 he purchased his first kayak. Erik is an avid kayak angler that often competes in inshore and offshore tournaments. Erik works together with Hobie dealer/tackle shop, Fin Factory Kayak and Tackle Company out of Corpus Christi, Texas as a brand ambassador and is also an angler for the Hobie Fishing Team.