Eric Niño

Instruction & Classroom Support Technician
Brief info

Eric was born in San Antonio, Texas and grew up in Los Gatos, California. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry/Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego and went onto complete his medical degree from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. He worked in the Emergency Department on the island of Oahu in Hawaii for nearly 20 years before returning to the Mainland in order to pursue a career in the wine industry. He achieved his Enology and Viticulture from Walla Walla Community College in 2021 and went on to become the Assistant Vineyard Manager and Enology Tech/Harvest Lab Supervisor for Doubleback Winery here in Walla Walla.

Eric enjoys cooking, gardening, and travelling and has attended three FIFA World Cups in three different countries. He shares a passion for teaching and previously served as a preceptor and clinical instructor for nursing, paramedic, and medical students while practicing medicine in Hawaii.