It’s Your Colusa County: Eric “Feric” Contreras

Name: Eric “Feric” Contreras

Age: 23

City of residence: Williams

Occupation: TnP Farms

Family: I’m the youngest of two siblings. It’s my mom, dad, and older brother. Four of us total.

Describe yourself in three words: Driven, loud, energy

What kind of pets do you have? Two dogs; fox terrier and a baby pit

What was your first job? My first job was The Griffith’s Farm, I used to tend to their horses/barn with Jonny Cervantes way back when, I was probably 14/15.

What do you most enjoy about your job? The freedom to work for myself. I weld/do shop work, and my dad is my supervisor, so I already know what to go in there and do.

What’s something about yourself that your friends might not know? That no matter who you are or how long it’s been since we’ve spoken, i appreciate you for being in my life. I miss a lot of my friends I use to have, it’s not that we aren’t friends, people just grow up… Miss ya’ll.

What is your dream job? To make a living off my music, my passion. To be able to wake up everyday and create something people enjoy and like.

Who do you most admire? My father, for priceless, unexplainable reasons the world might relate to but never understand. Te Amo Jefe.

What is your favorite book or movie?  There’s only one movie i could watch five times in a row and still love: The Hills Have Eyes. Favorite book – growing up, I owned the entire Goosebumps book series. All 62 of them.

What is your favorite childhood memory? Summertime living back at Brenda Way, with a huge backyard and the empty rice fields right behind it. Freedom.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day? Who doesn’t like a good movie and staying cozy?

What’s something you can’t live without? Music. Duh!

What do you like most about Colusa County? That i could drive to Arbuckle, Maxwell, Colusa, I have friends everywhere. It’s close knit, very united.

What would you like to change about Colusa County? If anything the bullying. It’s a serious problem in all schools and all ages throughout Colusa County. Pay more attention to your kids and their interactions!

If you could write a biography about someone local, who would it be and why? Mr. Dearborn, the Williams High Band teacher who mentored me from third grade to eleventh grade of high school. The moves he made and stories he has were inspiring. From college, to band teacher, to army, to a surgeon. Maybe I might write something…

Where do you get your news? . The Internet, if you’re good at spotting b.s., you’ll know where to find credible, reliable news. Remember, Facebook isn’t a credible news source.