After receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in double bass performance and music theory, Eric began studying the craft of bow making with Jon Crumrine in Atlanta and Reid Hudson in British Columbia. He furthered his studies with Jerry Pasewicz, Rodney Mohr, and David Orlin at the Oberlin College Bow Makers Workshops in Ohio, paying significant attention to advanced restoration.
At the Oberlin workshops, Eric learned traditional French techniques from Stephane Thomachot and Eric Grandchamp, as well as English and German techniques from Tim Baker and Klaus Grunke, respectively.
Eric joined the staff of Reuning & Son Violins in October 2002 to lead the bow repair and restoration department. The inspiration he takes from the graceful and elegant models of Pajeot, Simon, and Maline is apparent in his own bows, which musicians admire – and purchase – for the beautiful tone they produce.
Eric is a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers and the Violin Society of America. He has won several Certificates of Merit for Workmanship at various VSA and International Society of Bassists competitions.