Eric spent thirty years in high-tech, having worked eleven of those years in various research capacities at the University of Texas at Austin and the rest of those years in various small companies. He also taught graduate school in the University of Texas’ Software Engineering program.
Eric retired from high technology and became an author and then screenwriter. While authoring his book, “Steampunk Bomber” (no longer available) he realized he didn’t like writing books but that the content thereof came out as scenes on the screen.
He wrote the award-winning TV Pilot, “Vapor”, then two award-winning short screenplays from it (Vapor First Colonists and The Blue Suit) and things took off from there. Five Feature, four Short, and two TV Pilot screenplays later, Eric has amassed over thirty awards at screenplay and film festival competitions.
Eric is a military brat, having lived on four continents and four U.S. states while growing up and currently resides on the Florida panhandle with his wife Melissa -- no kids, but beagles.
BA, Foreign Affairs, The University of Virginia
MBA, The College of William and Mary
M.S. Computer Science, The Johns Hopkins University
Dishwasher loading optimization
Parallel parking (with camera assistance)
Sarcastic character dialog
Annoying (really annoying) eye for logic holes and inconsistencies in screenplays.
Good sense of Voice, both for the screenplay and the characters.
Has been in the presence of Emperor Haile Selassie.
Has been to both Stonehenge and CarHenge.
Has seen the world's largest ball of twine.
Has been to the Geographic Center of the United States.
Threw a WW2 grenade at his mother (relax... it didn't explode)