SPOE Employee Spotlight: Jacob Erickson

Name: Jacob Thomas Erickson

Position at SPOE: Partner

Years at SPOE: Five

What is your main reason for wanting to work at SPOE?

I wanted to work in a growing small town near my home. Monticello was a perfect choice, because it’s on the freeway, on the river, and on the grow!

What is the best part of your job?

Helping real people navigate the problems life throws at them.

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of work?

My favorite hobby is spending time with my 7-year-old, 5-year-old and my lovely wife.

What’s your favorite thing to eat?

Cheese. I mean, come on, It’s cheese.

What might the average person not know about you?

That I am actually really good at keeping secrets. It’s kind of a big part of my job.

What is your idea of a perfect weekend getaway?

I love packing up the family to go someplace fun. In a perfect world, that place would be warm, sunny, and have a beach.

Do you have any hidden talents?

Nope, I like to use my talents openly.

If you could be any person throughout history who would it be?

I’d be me. There is no one else I’d rather be.

What is your favorite quote?

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne