Eric Reeder is from Hastings, Michigan. He, his wife Amy and two children, Chloe & Owen, love to do ballooning as a family. Eric has been around ballooning his entire life, spending many years crewing for close family friends Doug & Karen Mills. He was even able to spend a month ballooning in Africa with the Mills family in 1999. After many years of loving the sport he finally decided it was his time and got his Private Balloon Pilot License in 2014. They have since spent the years taking friends and family up in their beautiful balloon. Eric loves sharing his passion for ballooning with others and is honored and looks forward to his 4th time flying at the Battle Creek Hot-Air Balloon Championships. He will be flying his balloon called Mesmerized Balloon.