Meet a Member: Eric Esparza, Ind. IIDA

Eric is the new Communications Liaison for the IIDA SoCal Orange County City Center. This is new role for him but he very excited to be a part of the IIDA community. His is the CEO of Mike’s Custom Flooring and they are currently expanding into the Orange County marketplace. His hope is to meet more design professionals and trade partners that he can help support not only with their work needs, but also with achieving their career goals through the IIDA.

Where do you work? What is your role there? What’s your favorite part of the job?:

Mike’s Custom Flooring, Inc., President and CEO

I’m the president of self improvement at my company. I love helping people grow in their career by learning, understanding and helping them capitalize on both their strengths and weaknesses.

A Large Private client always tests our abilities as a Flooring Professional and we love it!

Which City Center are you involved with?:

Orange County

What is your role in IIDA SoCal? Please include title:

Orange County Local Board Communications Chair

What is something you’ve been doing for yourself during COVID?:

I’ve been riding my new Bianchi Road Bike and taking trips every other weekend. I also love playing Pickleball and have been learning how to play the ukulele! I love Bob Marley and picking out melodies from hip hop songs.

2021 Bianchi Infinito

Favorite place in your area?:

I love hiking and some of my favorite spots include Santiago Oaks, El Moro and Top of the World. Here I am with my daughter at Joshua Tree!

Hiking & Bouldering in Joshua Tree, CA

Favorite restaurant vibes in your neighborhood?:

Chaak Kitchen, Tustin. I love the open roof plan and the food is not your traditional Mexican Food!

Chaak Kitchen, Tustin

Favorite artists/designers you follow in Instagram?:

Takashi Murakami. Murakami is known for his cartoonish happy flowers but more times than not inside those paintings there is a satirical motif. We recently attended an exhibit at MOCA (Pre-COVID) and my wife bought this set of skateboards for me at the Museum Store. She said it reminds her of me. I don’t know if that is good or bad!

Takashi Murakami – DOB MYXOMYCETE, 2017

Gift of Murakami Skateboards

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