Eric Kenning was born and raised in Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in psychology and a minor in philosophy. During college, he was introduced to meditation and started exploring the possibilities of the mind. After college, he worked in customer services business for about ten years in Arizona. He currently volunteers at the VA Center in Mesa Arizona and works part-time for the Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association. He is currently attends ASU and in the MSW program.