Eric Painter of Texas was born in 1991 in Cleveland, Ohio, to a loving mother and father. Although he no longer lives in Cleveland, Eric Painter is proud to be from there. He has two younger brothers and a large extended family who remain close to this day. Eric's mom has eight brothers and a sister, with each of them having many kids, so he grew up very close with all of his cousins and has great memories of all the time they'd spend together at the lake house. After high school, Eric Painter of Sugar Land went to study Theology and earned his Bachelor's degree at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. While there, he was able to study in Europe for half a year and spent time in 15 different countries. Eric Painter enjoyed the opportunity to experience other cultures, foods, and architecture.