Eric J. Costello was born and raised in a small town in Northern California, Crescent City, right on the Oregon border by his parents, Jim and Frances, who are both retired school teachers
He graduated from Del Norte High School in Crescent City, CA and went on to attend Shasta College in Redding, CA. In 1994, Eric graduated with an Associate of Arts degree, while at Shasta he played football, being inducted into their Hall of Fame. Eric's father Jim is also a member of the Shasta College Hall of Fame, making them the first father/son duo to ever be honored at Shasta.
Upon graduation from Shasta, Eric moved to Wichita Falls, Texas to play football (Defensive End) at Midwestern State University and in 1997 graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. Eric graduated from Midwestern State, the same year he graduated he was named a Daktroniks All American, he also played in the Division 2 All Star Game, the Snow Bowl in Fargo, ND. He is in the Midwestern State Hall of Honor for his contributions to Midwestern State and the Lone Star Conference.
Eric went back to start his Master's Degree from the Fowler Business School at Midwestern State but left in 1999 to start as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Aptos, California.
While a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, Eric was named a Limited Partner, as well as serving on the Leadership Team training new brokers coming through the Edward Jones region he was a part of (Golden Gate Bridge down to King City).
He is a father to two beautiful daughters, Raegan and Kennedy.