Eric has been active in theatre for more than 25 years, primarily as a director, designer and performer. His has directed and designed numerous musicals and plays in many local theatres. For TYA he designed 4 of the 6 shows in the 2011-12 season. Through his years Eric has been honored with much recognition for his directing and design work, earning a couple of local awards for top rated theatre productions. He has worked at Theatre in the Park, Leawood Stage Company, The Barn Players and more, directing and designing such notable shows as Jekyll & Hyde, The Wedding Singer, Oliver, West Side Story, and Jesus Christ Superstar. He is also a writer and produced several shows the most recently being Revolution, a tribute to the Beatles. When not working in the theatre he is working for the theatre on the Board of Governors at the River City Community Players,Leavenworth and Vice President of the Barn Players inMission. Retired after 20 years in the Army Eric now co-owns and operates Custom Casuals Embroidery.