After receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in double bass performance and music theory, Eric began studying 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 Stéphane 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 2002 to lead the bow repair and restoration department. His own bows are inspired by Pajeot, Simon, and Maline.
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.