Steve Erickson BA ’70

02/08/2022

Steve Erickson BA ’70 served two years in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica. After returning to his hometown of Roseburg, Oregon, he cofounded a cooperative vegetarian restaurant and decided to stay in the Umpqua Valley. Over the years, he has worked in reforestation, fire suppression, carpentry, wilderness guiding, and the local wine industry. Erickson recently retired from a 25-year career with Legal Aid Services of Oregon, where he managed intake services for more than 1,000 prospective clients each year. He enjoys organic gardening when he’s not pursuing his musical interests of  accordion and improvised piano.