Eric received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Ohio University, and his Masters and Doctorate of Psychology from Capella University. Following undergraduate, Eric journeyed to Europe where he became a professional performing artist and clinic clown in various institutions throughout Germany. During the past five years as a licensed mental health practitioner, Eric has been able to apply his skills working with families and children with various physical and psychological disorders. As the psychological advisor and research consultant for ATP, Eric developed the Sensory Integration Program based on studies and workshops conducted earlier in Eric's Clown Training Program (CTP). It was in this work in which Eric began his studies on learning behavior and communication, which were derived from concepts of the performing arts. Jon Kolb incorporated these concepts in his work in exercise physiology.