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Eric Elder

Canadian living in... Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA

Liz and I in Denver


Hello, my name is Eric Elder. I am married to a lovely lady, Liz and have a baby girl, Paige, born in 2013. I was born in Toronto and moved shortly after to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. After High School I went to Laurentian University in Sudbury where I graduated with a BA Honours in Geography. I was fortunate to have a group University project ("Human Impact on an Aeolian Environment, Carter Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada") published in the The Great Lakes Geographer (vol. 6,no. 1-2). I have traveled in Canada, U.S., and Europe. If you have not already been able to figure out, I am interested in naval and military history. I do not like war, I enjoy learning about the history, technology, and personal struggles surrounding the events. I am fairly computer literate, and have enjoyed using my computer. I graduated in May 1999 with a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technologist diploma from Algonquin College, in Ottawa, Ontario. Then in August 1999 I landed a Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) mapping job in Golden, Colorado (in Metro Denver) mapping a 16,000 mile new fiber optic network system (Level3) in the US. I then moved into the GIS group and enjoyed the position. I decided the time was right to move on because the project was winding down, and I landed a position with Bass-Trigon/American Innovations as the only GIS Technologist for the office in December 2001. On July 1, 2008 (Canada Day) I was laid off with 3 other people. I was fortunate to land another job quickly at Structural Integrity Associates. I am currently the only GIS Technologist but working with many GIS contractors helping to support our company. In May 2013, our daughter Paige was born.



  • Collecting naval postcards, other postcards, painting, historical wargaming, photography, web site development.


Favorite Movies:

  • Schindlers List (my #1), movies directed by Akira Kurosawa, Star Wars movies, Matrix, Band of Brothers (HBO tv series)
    Link to my growing favorite list: IMDB favorite list
    Link to my ratings of war movies: IMDB war movie list



  • Naval Postcards and Military/Naval books (ie. Ballentines Illustrated History of the Violent Century pocket books)