Erick was raised in Summerville, South Carolina, in the Charleston area. Erick’s father served for many years in the United States Air Force and in the USAF Reserves, retiring as a Master Sergeant. Erick’s mom and dad still live in the same house in Summerville where they raised their family. In high school, Erick was very active in student government and served as the student liaison to the Dorchester County School Board and Superintendent. With great pride, Erick participated in high school athletics under the mentorship of Summerville High School Coach John McKissick, the winningest football coach in the nation.


Erick attended Trident Technical College (TTC) in North Charleston and pursued his passion for the performing arts by appearing in the renowned Spoleto Festival and the Piccolo Spoleto. After attending TTC, Erick continued to grow his performing arts expertise, winning recognition in Shakespearean theater.


With Erick's athletic skills his passion for the arts, he became a ballroom dance instructor. As an instructor for a national company, he had opportunity to teach in Naples where he met his beautiful wife Anita in 1992. A short time later, he fell in love with both the area and his future wife, Anita Ruiz. Erick and Anita have been married for 19 years and are raising their son, Blake in Collier County.


Anita, originally from Michigan studied cosmetology before moving to Naples in 1988. Her family roots that can be traced to Utuado, Puerto Rico. Erick studied cosmetology and graduated from our own local Lorenzo Walker Technical College, a division of Collier County Public Schools.


For the past 18 years, Erick and Anita have been co-owners of the successful local business, Salon Zenergy. Their son, Blake, has been raised in Collier County's School System, attending Seagate Elementary, Gulfview Middle School, and Naples High School. He is currently interning at the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

Professional Accomplishments
  • Business owner in Naples for over 22 years - Salon Zenergy 

  • Board Member at High Point Professional Center Commercial Condominium Association

  • Board Member at Alamanda Apartments Condominium Association 

  • National Educator for Rusk Product Company, Babyliss Pro, Martin Parsons, Inc., and Conair 

  • Lorenzo Walker Technical College Alum, Guest Instructor and Student Intern Host

Community Stewardship 
  • Zonta Club of Naples

  • PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee

  • Bosom Buddies of Naples

  • Makeover in Paradise

  • Santa's Workshop

  • Hats in the Garden

  • Collier Literacy 

Erick Carter for School Board Dist. 4

1373 Wisconsin Dr.

Naples, FL 34103

Tel: (239) 777-2380

  • Facebook page

Thank you so much for your message! We will respond as soon as possible.