Eric Shedd is an intern in Vinland’s outpatient chemical health program. He is currently earning a degree in Addiction Studies from Hazelden Graduate School with an expected graduation date of December 2014.
What interests you about addiction studies?
That it involves working with people and making a difference in their lives.
Why were you interested in an internship at Vinland?
I came down for a visit and liked the clientele and people that worked here. I thought it would be a great learning opportunity.
What has been your most rewarding experience so far at Vinland?
Seeing people gain some of their self-esteem back, walking taller, and talking more.
What are your goals after graduation?
Continue the mental health education track.
What do you do in your spare time?
I’m a big golf fan, so hitting balls on the driving range or playing.
Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
Take a train up to Machu Picchu, and then hike back down.
If you were immortal for a day, what would you do?
Fight sharks or wrestle alligators.
What is your favorite book or movie (or both)?
Movie: Shawshank Redeption
Book: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life & Business
What is your favorite quote?
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right. “–Henry Ford
What is one question you wished more people asked you? And what is your response?
“How much money do you need?”
What do you got?