Where did you grow up and what was your family like?
I grew up right here in Colorado. A native... the few! the proud! I am the oldest of three boys.
My family is small but very close. They have all supported this magic thing since day one.
When did you first realize you were funny?
You think I'm funny? I bet you say that to all the magicians... I guess the first time I realized people were laughing with me and not at me. That was last week by the way...
Who inspired you to become an entertainer?
I discovered that I loved performing at a really young age. At 5 yrs old I was putting on shows for the neighborhood kids with the magic kit my dad bought at a yard sale. I watched Copperfield and Doug Henning on TV but never dreamt I could be like them until I was a teenager. My mentor was a professional magician who took me under his wing. It was through him that I was introduced to the amazing world of Magic and performing. Every magician I met was really supportive and each of them inspired me in a different way. I was 17 when I decided I wanted to do magic for a living.
Who taught you the art of magic?
I took the home study course offered by "MAGIC BY MAIL" -- Just kidding! Actually I was very fortunate to learn from some of the great magicians in Colorado such as Orville Meyer, Steve Aldrich, Dave Neighbors, Gene Gordon, Joe Givan and Brad Montgomery. Each of them were and still are dear friends.
What drew you to the world of corporate comedy and magic?
Comedy magic just seemed like a natural fit. It suits my personality. I've tried to be the ultra serious magician but it just doesn't work for me. Corporate magic is also a perfect niche for me. There are different types of corporate magic. Sales meetings, company parties, product launches, trade shows etc. Each present its own challenge, and I enjoy that aspect. I really enjoy doing corporate promotional work. I find it challenging to combine a sales message with my magic and mentalism. I also have a pretty dry sense of humor. Corporate folk get me.
What kinds of businesses have you promoted?
I've been fortunate enough to work for companies such as Birds Eye, Nabisco, Camel Cigarettes, Ford, AT&T, Coors, Absolute Vodka, the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies, amongst others. Most recently for the state of New Mexico. I also once opened for a punk rock band. Over 1000 screaming punk rock concert goers. Its not a business but still pretty cool.
What are your favorite illusions to perform?
Hmmmmm. You'll have to come to one of my shows to see my favorites. Truthfully, my favorite effects are when I can interact with the audience. Its alot of fun because I love the playfull dialog back and forth with the audience.
How do you spell success?
success... S - U - C - C - E - S - S... Success. hehehehe. To me, success is providing for your family and fulfilling your dreams.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Travelling the world with my family, leading a successful performing career.
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