2007 Member of AORBS
is the only job I have ever had that has made me laugh, made me cry,
made me scratch my head and wonder why I love it so much. It was
late July 2002 on a Saturday when my wife called to me from behind
the newspaper she was reading. Here's a job you should apply for,
she said. "Do you look like Santa Claus? If so call…" so I guess
I can blame my wife for all the great times I have had while sporting
the big red suit. Below I have listed just a few of my Santa experiences
I would like to share with you.
is my eighth year setting in the Santa chair taking pictures with
little visitors. This picture was taken my second year as Santa
Claus at the South Hill Mall in Puyallup, Washington. I have worked
at three different Malls in the state of Washington and am currently
starting my seventh year at the Tacoma Mall and my sixth year as
the only Santa at the Tacoma Mall. I started working at the Tacoma
Mall at the end of my second year of being Santa Claus (at the South Hill Mall). I really
enjoy visiting with all the little boys and girls that come to
see me each year.
2006 my wife and I attended the first AORBS convention. This is
an image of the 300 Santas that attended the 2006 AORBS Convention
(Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas) in Branson, MO. Over
500 Santas, Mrs. Claus and guests, gathered in Branson to attend
workshops and gain training and knowledge from each other. Needless
to say, the children in Branson may never be the same.
Magazine December 11, 2006 subscription edition with the bonus
section. This is a picture of my wife and I in Time Magazine. We
were going to dinner at the Branson Belle, a river boat dinner theater,
just outside of Branson, MO.
||Comedian Yakov Smirnoff and myself at the convention where Yakov was inducted as an honorary AORBS member.