Eric is new to the Rochester area and RIT. Originally from Buffalo, NY he has spent the last 11 years in the Midwest. He received his B.A. in Theater from Buffalo State College in 2008. After a year of freelance work, he headed to Illinois State University where he received his M.F.A. in Scene Design in 2012.
Following grad school, he worked for 8 years at Rock Valley College, for the Starlight Theater, producing 4 major musicals every summer along with 4 studio shows during the school year. He helped to pioneer the Starlight Shakespeare Troupe as well as Starlight’s Holiday Traditions series. In this position her served as a Scene Designer or Lighting Designer, and Technical Director for all shows.
While working for Rock Valley College he was also working Beloit College of Beloit, WI. Here he was able to freelance design both scenery and lights. While being able to work at educational institutions after graduate school, he found a passion for teaching. Having the ability to work with a variety of students and open their minds the creative process for theater is what draws him to the profession.
Eric is excited to work for NTID and be back in the area, looking forward to many great experiences with RIT.