Erik Welker

Senior Financial Analyst

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Please provide a personal bio for other members to get to know you

My name is Erik Welker and I currently reside in Denver, CO via Winston Salem, NC via Ohio. I grew up in a small town in northeast Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University. With my mathematics degree in hand, I became a math teacher for the next four years. During this time, I knew that I had a desire to impact the world in other ways, so I got my MBA from Wake Forest University. While there, I began to get more interested in healthcare, which led me to land a job in a health system. This job was interesting, but after a period of time, I knew it was time to move on and look for other opportunities. Thus, I accepted a new position for a health system in Denver. Through the course of my life I have always held exercise in high regard. Whether it is exercising my body through basketball, running, etc., exercising my mind through reading, or exercising my point of view through discussion. This has led me to continually find diverse methods to improve myself.

Please provide an overview of the project(s) you'll be focusing on for the next 12 weeks as part of Unreal Collective.

Currently, there are two things that I would like to work on during the next twelve weeks. First, I am helping a friend to start a hand-made furniture company. I will be focusing on strategy, sales, and everything in between. Second, I would like to create a process that would identify new business ideas and lead to implementation.