Eric Ward was born and raised in Randolph County. He grew up in the Randleman area where he attended both Randleman Elementary and Middle schools before transferring to Fayetteville Street Christian School where he graduated in 2002. He then went on to North Carolina A & T State University where he pursued a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He is married to his high school sweetheart Jessica and they have 3 children; Jaxon, Ellie, and Tate. Eric is the president of Triad Heating & Cooling, Inc. with locations in Asheboro, Greensboro, and Elkin where he employs over 20 people. He and his wife also own and operate A Fairview Farm where they enjoy raising black Angus beef cows and giving farm tours to educate the next generations.