"1970s Original Hacky Sack - I have had this since I was 4 years old and it was given to me from a group of hang glider pilots from California on a trip across the US. As a son of a hang glider pilot, to meet the leaders of the sport and have them engage a 4 year old, teach him a new game and what has been a life lesson I have remembered my whole life. Make sure and understand the rules of the game and always understand the consequences for not following the rules."

Eric Fritschie

Construction Administration

(501) 372-2900

Very few people know that...

I was a paramedic to a decade before getting into construction.

What is your weirdest quirk?

I always wear a belt.

What is the best compliment you have received?

Any compliment about what great daughters I have raised.

What is your favorite local place to take visiting friends or relatives?

Our local breweries

What was your first job?

Grill cook at Hamburger Barn in Fort Smith

What is the best dish you can cook?

Smoked Beef Sirloin Tip

What would the title of your autobiography be?

Seemed like a good idea at the time.

Between being invisible or being able to fly, which would you choose and why?

Fly, I was raised with a father who was a hang glider pilot and the peace and freedom of flying appeals to me from childhood.

What are you passionate about personally?

My wife and my two amazing daughters and great friends. Disc golf, canoeing, fly fishing and mountain biking.