Erik Huffman was born in Greenville, South Carolina, where he remained through college. Huffman graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 2003. At age 18, he began modeling and landed spots in local print ads and commercials in Greenville. He is currently a full-time musician, playing bass guitar and singing with his rock band, FLOREZ. The band travels in a 15-passenger van to various cities across the United States, playing about three shows a week at clubs, colleges and private parties. FLOREZ has shared the stage with Sister Hazel and Better Than Ezra, to name a couple. Huffman's hobbies include lifting weights, frisbee, golf, Sudoku. He describes himself as genuine, honest, sensitive, competitive, a problem solver, athletic and sometimes a perfectionist. Huffman is a Christian, and he believes his faith will keep him strong and focused when faced with the physical, mental and emotional hardships of Survivor: China.
Huffman currently resides in a Nashville, Tennessee. His birth date is January 31, 1981.