Like his hometown of Detroit, Eric Gorges’ story is one of repurposing and rebuilding. After a devastating health crisis in the late 1990s, Eric, a self-confessed IT nerd, walked away from a lucrative corporate career for good. At that period in his life, he knew three very simple things: he loved bikes, he loved working with his hands and he needed a job. He sought an apprenticeship with one of the best metal shapers in the country and built his career from the ground floor up, working on vintage cars and creating "one of a kind" hot rods. In April of 1999, Eric decided to strike out on his own and started Voodoo Choppers, a motorcycle shop specializing in handcrafted machines. Inspired by the experience, Eric developed the television series A Craftsman's Legacy in 2014 to showcase today's master craftsmen and the value of working with your hands in the digital age. Eric's book, A Craftsman's Legacy: Why Working with Our Hands Gives Us Meaning, was published by Algonquin Press in May of 2019. Currently, Eric enjoys spending time working with metal and, more recently, wood. Eric’s series is distributed by APT (American Public Television).