Eric has performed at countless public and private functions over the last 26 years include such events as weddings, anniversaries, funerals, corporate and professional sporting events.
Career highlights include piping in the American and European teams at the Opening ceremonies of the 1995 Ryder Cup Golf Tournament, US Open at Pinehurst Country Club, played with and for celebrities such as Ewan Mc Gregor and Sean Connery, and well known Celtic bands Enter the Haggis, Flogging Molly, The Dady Brothers, Seven Nations and many more. Eric has coordinated, organized and led the pipe band performances and organized athletes for the annual Highland Fling Celtic weekend at the Renaissance Faire in Sterling, New York for 11 consecutive seasons.
Currently a Grade 1 solo competitive piper, Eric has won many of the major contests in the Eastern United States Highland Games circuit. Prior to his relocation to the west coast, Eric was ranked among the top ten players in the Eastern United States in Grade 2 by the EUSPBA for the '01, '02, '05 and '06 seasons. The EUSPBA boasts both the largest territory and greatest solo player membership of any piping association in the world extending from Maine to Texas. Eric was advanced to Grade 1 solo piping in 2012 by the WUSPBA.
*2013 Winner of Oregon Pipers Society Grade 1 aggregate for 2012-2013 season
*1996-present Winner of Solo Competitive events in each of the major contests in the Eastern US and Canadian Highland Games circuit
*2006-present Co-founder/instructor/player of the pipe band, Feadan Or, Penfield, NY
*1997-present Organize Piping and Highland Athletics for the Scottish Weekend held annually at the Sterling Renaissance Faire in Sterling, NY
*2006-2007 Led the pipe band Feadan Or Grade 3 competitive unit as Pipe Major
*2001,'02,'05 & '06 Ranked among the top ten players in the Eastern US in Grade 2, by the Eastern US Piper Society
*1992-1998 Member of the Northeast Championship Grade 2 pipe band, Oran Mor, Troy, NY
*1995 Solo Piper for Byron Nelson Induction to the Hill of Fame at Oak Hill CC Rochester, NY
*1995 Solo piper for both the American & European teams at the Opening ceremonies at the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament, Oak Hill C.C., Rochester, NY
*1990-1991 Mohawk Valley Fraser Grade 3 Pipe Band, Rome, NY
*1988-1990 Rochester Scottish Pipe Band, Rochester, NY