Worked for the Abbott Magic Company in Colon Michigan from 1969 through 1975. During that time, he worked as a magic demonstrator, managed the downtown magic store, worked in the plastics department and managed the used magic department.
He was privileged to work for Recil Bordner and alongside Neil Foster, Glenn Babbs (Arturo), Bud West, Tom Mullica and Mike Miller.
Monk Watson and Jerry Conklin were frequent visitors to the shop.
He was fortunate to have toured with The Amazing Conklins for three weeks in 1975.
The prototype for Silk Surprise was developed in 1973 and resided in a forgotten trunk until 2018.
My 15 minutes of fame (right)