Eric Skogman Remembered
Eric Skogman, MSPN’s Editorial Director and dear friend, passed peacefully in the company of family on Wednesday afternoon, April 20 after a long, and courageous battle against cancer. To celebrate his life, and to also help Eric’s family with the immense expense of his journey; a benefit and celebration in his honor will be held as scheduled this Saturday, April 23 at Tuttle’s in Hopkins, Minn., at 6:00pm.
Eric was an avid powersports enthusiast for nearly 30 years. Eric joined MSPN in 2007, where he directed the editorial efforts and managed content for MSPN’s publications and clients. He worked closely with the Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association, All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota, Minnesota 4-Wheel Drive Association, and many other MSPN publishing partners including the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs, Illinois Association of Snowmobilers, the Sno-Barons, ISOC, ORA, WSA, USCC, Visit Duluth, EMT, Minnesota DNR, and many others.
Prior to joining MSPN he spent nearly eight years in various editorial positions at Ehlert Publishing Group located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. There he served as editor of ATV Magazine, Watercraft World, Snow Goer, Snowmobile, and Snow Week magazines. Eric was also the Editor-in-Chief at DeWitt Publishing in St. Paul, MN; was a freelance writer for several national publications; and recently was an integral member of a team of journalists supporting ESPN’s Winter X-Games.
No matter his role or situation, Eric’s passion, commitment, professionalism, wit, and enduring zest for life were ever-present with abundance. Armed with a grin, Eric was a friend to all and will be remembered not just for his incredible contributions of his career, but also more importantly, for the love he showed toward everyone’s life he touched.
You can read about Eric’s journey at his Caring Bridge site at: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/ehs1