Founding member of the punk rock band NOFX who went by many aliases, including Smelly, Groggy Nodbeggar, and Seymour Butts.
He became a part of NOFX after high school.
He was featured in a song by the band Dogpiss titled "Erik Sandin's Stand In" on the compilation album, Short Music for Short People.
He was living in Hollywood when NOFX was formed, but later moved to Santa Barbara.
He is a fan of Dave Grohl.