Erik Lacharity lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with his wife Chantal and two daughters. He has been a Frankish Heathen (Thia Frankisk Aldsido) since 2011 and is an active member of his regional pagan community, principally with Rúnatýr Kindred and Raven's Knoll. He has had a lifelong interest in the folklore and folk-beliefs of his heritage and has absorbed all he can from his parents and grandparents and the elders who have passed on much of their old ways. These teachings are primarily focused on folk-wisdom gained from rural living. In the 2010s Erik became interested in witchcraft and quickly took to the ways of his French Canadian ancestors, supplementing what he could from available ethnographic works.