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Erik Diffin
 
Erik Diffin
Production
Durham

Erik was born to Jack and Diane Diffin in Mt Clemens, MI. Shortly after his birth, he and his family moved to Kernersville, NC, so his father could take a job with Purolator Facet, Inc. Erik grew up with two older sisters, Jessica and Kimberly.

He spent a large portion of his adolescence skateboarding. He helped to build an indoor skatepark/shop that eventually sponsored his skateboarding. He met a number of close friends through skating. They hung out, film and edited skate videos, took a road trip around the US in 30 days, and still remain friends to this day.

Erik attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro studying biology with an environmental concentration. During his senior year, he worked under a botanist learning how to section and stain plant anatomy. He successfully concluded his college career before taking on a data entry position with North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh and, eventually, moving on to Counter Culture Coffee.
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