A Maine native, Eric was born and raised in Skowhegan, ME where he became involved with performance arts during high school. Following graduation, Eric gained his B.S. in Theater from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Eric found himself drawn to New York City for a 13-year career, initially as Associate to the Managing Director and later as Graphic Designer at New York City Center. Over the years working at this historic theater, Eric was an integral part of the Tony-award honored, Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert, as well as working closely with many world-renowned dance companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Martha Graham Dance Company and Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg in addition of many others participating in New York City Center’s annual Fall for Dance festival.
In the summer of 2006, Eric moved back to his home state, settling down in the Bangor area with his partner, Terry Lacy, together creating Om Land Yoga, as well as becoming a licensed massage therapist through Waldoboro’s Downeast School of Massage and opening Om Land Massage.
To help bring the benefits of massage out into the community, Eric has worked with a number of organizations including CIRQUE DU SOLEIL (Varekai and Ovo), the AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL, PITTSFIELD REHAB AND NURSING, and EASTERN MAINE AIDS NETWORK. An active member of the Maine Chapter of the AMERICAN MASSAGE THERAPY ASSOCIATION, Eric has volunteered as part of the AMTA Maine Sport Massage Team working on athletes participating in events such at MOUNT DESERT ISLAND MARATHON, BEACH TO BEACON, TOUR DE CURE, and LOBSTERMAN TRIATHLON.
At Om Land Yoga, in addition to being Co-Owner and an RYT-200, Eric teaches Anatomy and Asana Technique for the Om Land Yoga Teacher Training program, in addition to studio classes (Yin Yoga and as a certified Aerial Yoga instructor).