Eric has always been fascinated with the art of collective storytelling through theater. From gracing the boards at the State contest to fostering that same passion in young artists as a TTAO judge, his journey has come full circle. Eric attended Texas A&M University where he studied English, Communications and Theater Arts. Since graduating he founded a summer intensive youth and children's theater camp in Austin and has a theatrical and creative consulting business that keeps him busy writing, directing, designing and even acting on stages all across the state of Texas. He's judged and contest managed at the zone, district, bi-district and area levels for over 12 years and is a frequent festival judge and clinician across the state.