Eric Bruckbauer is from Seattle, Washington, in the Northwest of the United States, home of Ichiro, Bob Sapp, Microsoft, Nintendo of America, Starbucks, and Boeing. He graduated from Washington State University in 1999 with a degree in Broadcast Production.
He spent 15 months living in Japan and working for Nova from March 2002 through June 2003. During that time he traveled to many places around Japan and took a trip to Thailand. He lived in Fuji City at the base of Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture and worked for the Nova branch in Shimizu. After 10 months he transferred to a Nova branch in Yokohama and lived in Chigasaki. He moved out of his Nova apartment in Chigasaki and moved to a gaijin house in Minami Shinagawa, Tokyo.
Now Brooker (as his friends call him) is back in Seattle working for a cable news television station as a Master Control Operator and planning his next trip to Japan.