Viviana Hollenbeck is the beloved wife of The Craftsman star Eric Hollenbeck and partner of over four decades. She has been through all the ups and down in Eric’s life and stood by his side regardless. Viviana is proud of all that he accomplished throughout his life and helped put his hometown of Eureka, California on a map with his work.
But, Viviana feels blessed that she has someone like Eric who is a great husband and father. We get to see Eric and learn his story on the show, let’s talk about Viviana in this article.
Meet Viviana Hollenbeck, The Craftsman’s Eric Hollenbeck Wife
Viviana Hollenbeck went on their first date on 1 March 1976. It didn’t take them long to realize that they were meant for each other and settled on 28 August 1977. The pair have been happily married for 44 years as of 2022.
In March 2021, Eric and Viviana celebrated their first dating anniversary. Viviana announced on her Instagram, “Out And About: Ferndale! Eric and my 46th Anniversary of our first date! Oysters and champagne at Angelina Woodfire Restaurant! We ran into several old friends and made new friends! Such a delicious sense of community! Then we took a hike in Russ Park, a peaceful walk amongst the spruce trees! So grateful for our 46 years together and our beautiful home!”
The are parents of two daughters — Cara Viana Hollenbeck and Dayl Hollenbeck.
Talking about her daughters, Cara’s boyfriend proposed to her in September 2020. She worked at Mauna Loa Helicopters as a general manager. She is the owner and designer at Dragonfly Diva and also works as a Spiritual Teacher/Healer and is currently based in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Dayl is the owner of Dayl Marie Massage. She specializes in fitness and body wellness. Her husband also has a daughter named Cita Island from his previous relationship with his ex-wife/partner Rhonda Kime.
Viviana Hollenbeck Age
Viviana Hollenbeck shared her birthday with Tonya Pinkins which falls on 30 May. She turned 69 years old in 2021.
Viviana Hollenbeck Job
According to her LinkedIn, Viviana is the co-owner of Blue Ox Millworks. She was fearlessly supportive towards her husband during the time of economic recession in the 70s. Before Viviana met her husband, Eric founded a logging company with 3 partners and a $300 bank loan.
They used that money to buy a used chainsaw, a set of chokers, half a tank of gas, and a little blue truck that they dubbed Ophelia Bumps. They rented a building which was an old North Mountain Power Company building for $50 a month to store their truck and cables. The building started falling apart by 1973 and with the help of a bank, they bought the property with payments of $600 a month.
Viviana helped her husband to run the business during the time of recession, theirs was the only business that wasn’t affected by it. Moreover, it thrived from salvage logging company to encompass a full production millworks shop, smithy, foundry, apothecary, print shop, ceramics, stained glass, and fabrics studio, working history museum, high school, veteran’s program, radio station, and a nonprofit organization.
Now, Blue Ox Millworks is a landmark in itself in Eureka, California, and Eric’s mastery in the woodworking craft allowed him to reach that height of success. Follow Blue On on Facebook (@blueoxmillworks) and Instagram (@blueoxmillworks). It is one of only eight Victoria mills in the country.
Viviana, along with her husband, also runs Blue Ox Community High School, an alternative school for at-risk teens in conjunction with the Humboldt County Office of Education. Initially, they met each other after Viviana moved from Southern California and logged with him one summer in their early days.
They ran the school for 19 years and started including other schools too from 2018.
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What Is Viviana Hollenbeck Maiden Name?
The maiden name of Viviana Hollenbeck hasn’t been shared yet. But, her mother’s name is Elizabeth Rae Scofield Enrico so either Enrico or Scofield is her maiden name.
Where Is Viviana Hollenbeck From?
Vivian Hellenbeck lived in Argentina till she was four years old. Her dad’s side of the family is all from Argentina. She was raised in Southern California. But, she has been living in Eureka, California for a very long time. She is of Italian heritage.