The Power of Unconventional Connection

Eric Hinman '02 and friends (Photos courtesy of Eric Hinman '02)

Eric Hinman '02 and friends (Photos courtesy of Eric Hinman '02)

I am an only child, so growing up in the small town of Pulaski, NY, I had friends come over to play Ping Pong and basketball every night. I always enjoyed hosting the people around me. When I was at Geneseo, I liked throwing big parties because I loved leaving people with memories from great experiences.

At 26, my career dictated my life. My schedule was set by others, and I didn’t really exercise. I chased money, traded my time for it, and cared deeply about the public perception of success. I also resorted to drinking excessively to achieve a “state change.” I thought this was the way to meet people, to be vulnerable, and to have fun.

Triathlons changed all that.

Read Eric's full story in the spring issue of the Geneseo Scene