Eric lives just outside Calgary, Alberta in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. He lives on an acreage with his wife Heather and their three kids Dylan, Julia and Kirsten. Growing up in the heart of Alberta’s ranch country provided endless opportunities for hunting and outdoor pursuits including target shooting. Eric and his father spent countless hours hunting Big Horn Sheep, elk, and moose in the mountains and deer in the prairies. Eric began competitive shooting at the age of fifteen. He shot small bore and air rifle and experienced many successes as a member of the Alberta Team. He soon began to travel and made the Junior National Team. In the following year he made the Canadian Senior National Team and soon a spot on the Olympic training team.
In meeting his wife Heather, starting a family and a construction business competitive shooting fell to the wayside. Eric still continued to be an avid hunter during this period and even began guiding big game hunts. About 5 years ago Eric decided to join the Rosebud Shooting Club and it was there that he got hooked on long range full bore shooting. He was soon in the pursuit of building competitive rifles, learning as much about precision reloading and reading the wind. He has achieved success on the provincial, national and international levels.
Eric has won several provincial titles in the F- Open class and is the current 2013 Western Canadian F-Open champion. Eric was captain and shooting member of the winning team in 2012 and 2013 at the Western Canadian Championships. He was honoured this spring when it was announced that he had been chosen to be captain and lead the Canadian team in the 2017 World Championships. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, quading, water sports, and spending time at his cabin in Montana with family and friends.