At the age of eight, Eric Baker began learning the fine craftsmanship of carving wood. He was inspired by the works of Hank Thomas and Marvin Baker. As a member of the Squamish Band of the Coast Salsih Nation, Eric grew up in North Vancouver and continues to live locally in British Columbia. His preferred medium is red and yellow cedar, which his ancestors have been carving for generations. He has carved many ornate Totem Poles, but is most proud of the one that he carved for a school in Squamish, British Columbia.