My first Magician was my Uncle Willie. He could rub quarters into his elbow and make them disappear. I was hooked for life. After my tour of duty I became a bartender/magician. In 1976 I began my lessons with Slydini. I enjoyed eight wonderful years with my teacher. I went out 'into the world' and performed his magic. At this point in my life, my goal is to pass on his principles and methods to those Magicians who wish to learn. I know my teacher wanted his magic to continue. This is my promise to him. (The photo on t he right is taken from Slydini's final book: The Magical World of Slydini. I was a featured student in the book.