Eric MacGinnis Perry Biography

Director MEMBERSHIP : Eric Perry

Eric was born and raised in Raynham Massachusetts. He lived there for 34 years before moving to Maine in 1998. Second to the youngest in a family of 7, Eric has always had a fascination with mechanical things, mostly cars. During his school years while the other kids were involved in or watching sports, you could find Eric in the back yard with his 2 oldest brothers working on a car or building something. His hobbies are woodworking, genealogy, and graphic design.

Eric’s MacGinnis roots come from his mother (Alice Pineo Perry). She was born in Annapolis County, Tremont, Nova Scotia in the same house as his grandmother (Nellie Sophia MacGinnis Pineo) that was built by Eric’s Great grandfather (James Watson MacGinnis) who was born in Saint Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia. Eric’s ties to Scotland go back as far as his Great great grandfather William MacGinnis who traveled to Nova Scotia from Scotland. Since the age of 14, Eric says that he has always been drawn to Scotland and everything associated to Scotland.

In 1998, Eric attended his first Highland game event in Maine where he met Norman and Jo-Ann MacInnis. He became a member in 1999.

Eric starting out working in many areas of the building trades. These included construction, plumbing, and electrical. Eric worked in retail for 15 years. The first 7 years was with Ames department stores in various management positions,  8 years for Staples the Office Super Store. He held two different positions over the 8 years, Operation Manager and was promoted to Sales Manager .

During that time Eric met his wife Karal and in August 2005, Eric & Karal were married. The ceremony took place on the main field during the opening ceremonies of the Maine Highland Games. Eric & Karal had roughly 2000 in attendance at their Scottish ceremony.

In August 2006, Eric retired from retail industry and in 2007 started his own business (PERRY’S Handyman Service & Remodeling).