ERIC L. HEPPERLE is an author and renaissance man, born in the river town of Waterloo, Iowa. A true polymath, Eric is a skilled web developer, writer, musician, researcher, and self-taught web developer who enjoys building beautiful, functional responsive WordPress websites for customers and clients.
Besides demonstrating his proven web design, graphic design, marketing and advertising, project management, and business problem solving skills for clients like Southeast AlabamaWorks, the Greater Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce, and Berkshire Hathaway Media Group (newspapers and websites including Dothan Eagle, Enterprise Ledger, Jackson County Floridian, and more), Eric is a prolific writer who has won recognition for his feature stories in the Geneva Reaper, a small-town newspaper with a circulation of around 1200 in southern Alabama. He is writing his first book, a memoir collection of art, poetry, and stories from his youth entitled “Confessions of a Talented and Gifted Dropout”, planned for release in Summer of 2022.
After attending a few Baptist churches as a child and being turned off by the hypocrisy and ignorance he witnessed among the leadership, and following a discussion with his father about discrepancies in the Bible, at the tender age of 10, Eric declared there was no God and became an atheist. He believed in only what he could see and had faith only in “facts” and “logic”. That lasted until 2007 when his whole life changed after watching “The Secret”. Eric soon realized there was magic and wish granting at work in the universe. He became a new age eclectic neo-pagan for the next decade.
In 2013 after an encounter with what he thought was the angel Metatron (whom he later learned was the Holy Spirit), Eric was guided to learn the spiritual practices of Celtic shamanism, storytelling therapy, and divination at a local community college in Portland, Oregon. After meeting his soon-to-be wife in 2015, Eric was struck with accelrated medical issues and remained partially bedridden for several years. In 2017 after being released from probation for marijuana smuggling into Iowa, he and his wife Kat moved to Geneva, Alabama to start over fresh.
In Geneva Eric began attending St. Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church where he soon became worship guitarist and men’s sunday school teacher
Since that time, his path has led him deeper and deeper into the study of Christian belief and a deep search for God. He blogs and youtubes about various spiritual, esoteric, and hidden history topics on EricHepperle.com.
He currently lives at Hepperle Manor, a small 2.5-acre homestead with his lovely wife Kat (creator of Hepkat Organics natural skin care line), their four fur-babies, and all manner of animals and spirits, protected and guided by Spirit. His passions include building websites, learning about lost homesteading skills, studying the Bible and other religious texts, counseling those in pain, helping others heal their issues, and spreading Jesus’ gospel of compassion, love, and oneness to everyone he meets.