Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I have been in both the circus (as a clown) in 1975 and A combined roadie, Stage tech, and opening act for such artists as Dr. Hook, The Tokens and Three Dog Night since 1985. I was part of TNN's ON Stage in the early 90's. Working with (at the time) Up- coming artists like Billy Ray Cyrus, Diamond Rio and Sugarland. I am retired from both. But, I will do parties, events and clubs as either character. Or as a solo musician or clown.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. I have recently been playing private and public functions in the Tampa area. As well as, colleges and Fairs in the north-west. Most recently and rewardingly, I both clowned and played at Dade City's Wild Things Zoo. For fund-raisers and private functions. Working side-by-side with WILD exotic animals is an experience of a life-time. I recently moved back to Kissimmee ,Fl. and will still travel.
If you live in or plan to visit the Pasco County area. Go to www.dadecity'swildthings.com and arrange a private tour. Not only will you be entertained. But, you'll help endangered species survive.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Please look at the age groups carefully. There are professionals who don't care. But, it is essential the toys, facepaint, balloons and patter (during shows) is suitable for the age group.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. That part is easy. The people I meet and the smiles on the faces when I leave.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. get your high school diploma. and go to an accredited school of business for at least a year to learn the basics of running your own business. Or hire a good agent.