Eric H. Esquivel
Eric H. Esquivel
Born in Danville, Pennsylvania and raised on Hilton Head Island, Eric went through grade school on Hilton Head, graduating from Hilton Head High in 1994.
summers were spent traveling in Colombia South America with family.
He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in1998 with a double major in History and Spanish.
spent one semester at la Universidad de Merida in the Yucatan Peninsula and second semester at la Universidad de Granada in Granada, Spain.
Eric worked in leadership roles with Dell Computer Corporation from 1999 to 2002.
returned to Hilton Head
in 2002 to become a partner in La Isla Magazine
, founded by his
brother and sister in 1999.
As president and publisher of the magazine, Eric has had the opportunity to act as an intermediary between the Latino culture and the Lowcountry.
In 2005 Eric created La Isla Language School which specializes in English and Spanish classes, private tutoring, translations, interpretations and customized corporate classes.
Eric stays active in the community as a member of the board of directors of Hargray's Caring Coins Foundation, Hilton Head Hospital Board of Governors, National Bank of South Carolina Advisory Board, Hilton Head / Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Leadership Board, USCB Partnership Board, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Board, Neighborhood Outreach Connection's Board, 2010 Beaufort County Census Co-Cair and Co-Chair of the Lowcountry Immigration Coalition that he help found.
He served as chairman of the Sabor Latino festival in 2004 and is a 2005 Graduate of the Hilton Head / Bluffton Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Class.
He has also served on the Palmetto Chapter of the Red Cross and the Board of Directors for the Latin American Council of South Carolina.