by Eric Schmidt on June 14, 2020
On a recent Sunday morning I had the pleasure of listening to some of my favorite sounds while sipping coffee in a duck blind with a few of my friends.
The first hymn of the day came from a common loon who was swimming all by his lonesome self in the middle of this beautiful piece of water. Loons are not prevalent in Montana, so upon hearing him, a lone coyote immediately chimed in with his very own solo. This went back and forth for a bit and I remember wondering what all of the commotion was about. There was an obvious connection with these two locals and I was deeply curious about the words they were sharing with their audience of five.
Here's what I stumbled upon. Did you know that loons have four types of calls? Neither did I. Not only do they yodel, hoot and wail, but they can tremolo with the best of them.
One could say the same about their brethren.
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The first half of his career was shaped in California before pulling up roots and planting new ones in Bozeman, Montana with his wife and their three children.
He is comfortable being at the helm of a large production and is not above collaborating on assignments that call for a more nimble approach either. His partnership with notable advertising agencies from around the country have earned recognition from Communication Arts and Graphis.
Client list includes assignments for AARP, Allstate, BASF, C.C. Filson, CSX, Cargill, Diners Club, Doubletree, Marvin Windows, Mississippi Tourism, Nikon, Sea Island Resort, World Wildlife Fund, plus numerous pharmaceuticals and wineries. Editorial clients include Aspen Magazine, Big Sky Journal, Entrepreneur, Outside, Rotary International, and Walmart.
When Eric is not traveling for work, he can be found in the fields, mountains and rivers that surround his home.