Eric is a lifetime member of the Eau Claire community, having attended K through 12 at Boyd Elementary, South Middle School and Memorial High School. Eric was a member of the 1998 Eau Claire American Little League State Championship team, the first little league team in Eau Claire to win a state title and play in the regionals in Indianapolis. He played football, hockey and baseball in high school.
After high school, Eric attended the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee for three years before moving back to Eau Claire and graduating from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. After graduation, Eric became an Assistant Plant Manager at Midwest Manufacturing’s Extrusion Plant where he had worked throughout college. In January of 2012, Eric went back to school to get his insurance licenses and in September of 2012, joined his father Dave at the Strobel Insurance Agency. Shortly after joining the agency, Eric earned his CLCS, Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist designation.
Eric met his wife Jessica while in his senior year of high school, although the two attended rival high schools. (Jessica attended North High School). Jessica has an Associates of Marketing from CVTC and a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin- Stout and works at United Health in Eau Claire. The couple married in August of 2010 and added the first member of their family, a black lab named Copper in December of that year, and a menacing mutt named Todd in October of 2012. On January 13th, 2014 Jessica and Eric welcomed another new member of the family, daughter Evelynn Colette Strobel, the first grandchild on both sides of the family!