When I was eight years old, I received a magic set from my grandparents for
Christmas and that's when the bug bit. From that day forward my interest in
entertaining has only grown. I spent hours upon hours in the local library
reading all the books I could find on the subject, reading some many
After receiving an AS Degree in Engineering from Tri County
Technical College in 1988, I worked for an engineering firm in Greenville, SC.
It was during this summer that I started performing on a somewhat regular basis.
My programs then were usually done evenings or on the weekends.
after I started performing, I began to notice that I was working pretty
regularly for church groups. It was then that I learned what a powerful tool
adding a lesson or message to my entertainment could be. From that point on,
when asked to perform for churches they also invited me to add a message or
moral lesson to what I was doing.
In 1998 I was contacted by a library in
Greenwood, SC to perform for their summer reading celebration. After doing this
program, I realized the potential for combining my love for entertaining and my
love for books into a program that would inspire children to read.
started offering my reading program to schools and libraries and have written a
brand new reading motivation assembly program every year since. During that time
I also sharpened my skills of delivering life changing lessons during church
events, particularly through Upward Sports programs. It was this interaction
with children of all social and economical backgrounds that I realized the need
for Character Education. That's why I've written the "No Wrong Turns - 6
Signs of Character" assembly program.
I also offer "The
Creative Classroom" which helps teachers to be more creative in their
curriculum and when they communicate with their students; and "The Rockin'
Reading Revue" reading motivation assembly program for students.
currently live in Anderson, SC with my wife of 13 years, Kristie and our two
children, Katie (3) and Kerwin (5).