Dr. Jay was born and raised in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. He did his undergraduate work at Fergus Falls State Junior College and Concordia College in Moorhead, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in chemistry in 1974. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1980. He has practiced in Fargo since 1981.
Dr. Jay’s wife, Bonnie, is a Registered Nurse who has worked in public health nursing since 1982. She is currently employed by Family HealthCare in Fargo. They have two grown children, Dana and Peter.
The Erickson family has always had dogs around the house. They currently have two beautiful whippets, Sadie and Guinness. The family also enjoys travel, food, wine, art of all kinds, bicycling, cross-country skiing, and following the Twins. Dr. Jay forgot how to play the trombone decades ago but still strums his Taylor guitar now and then.