What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am always educating myself with my works. That is why I still do so well. I keep learning. I also teach. That is always fun also.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have always been an entertainer. Even at age 3 years old I memorized and then put together a show for my family. The record I memorized was the entire album of Westside Story. I played every character using hats to distinguish each person. I did this totally on my own, now help from any parent or sibling or friend. I just loved entertainment that much.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Most of my jobs consist of magic shows with ventriloquism weaved into it. I do many shows for Corporations using my skills of balloon artistry and face painting as well. Grand Openings are very popular as well as anniversaries for businesses. Christmas shows, Halloween shows, birthday parties, and oh so many other fun shows. And lets of course remember the school shows that teach children many different subjects such as science magic, bullying, drug prevention, stranger danger, and so many other subjects needed to teach. Each show, now matter if it is a birthday party or a huge Trade show, all end up with a happy ending. What better job could one ask for?
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently did a job for a bank "ISUCU. It was a grand opening. I did animal balloons and face painting for two days for the afternoon. We had lines. People stayed because they liked the face painting and balloons which made my lines longer even though I painted my faces as well and quickly as I could and pumped balloon animals out that amazed and was enjoyed by all.
Also, I did a recent magic show for a school because the kids had done so well with their works. I created a balloon show using some fun songs to go along with it.
Most recently, yesterday, I did "Night of the Dead" which I face painted Sugar Skulls. Very fun and everyone enjoyed themselves.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Experience is very important. But also, the ability to feel at home in front of groups of people no matter how large the audience is. I would also look for quality along with experience. Quality is worth the money. Experience is worth the phone call. Being natural and fun and bring a different kind of experience to the party or event. Bringing hope through a show, a smile with an animal balloon or face paint, and mystery with magic and ventriloquism.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What I expect from them. That is "them" having a good time as well as their clients, children, school friends, or whoever else is invited to their event.