Director of Calvary Chapel puppet team. Puppeteer on many of my parents' productions from the time I was 12.
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
Watching the Muppets, watching my parents perform, and playing with their puppets when they weren't using them.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
Jim Henson (Isn't he everybody's?) :)
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
I'm a lot like Fozzie Bear - a bit of the insecure comedian. But I'd like to be more like Gonzo - weird and loving it!
More About Me:
"Farmer Floyd and Friends" is an unofficial name for a church puppet troupe in IL that several people, including my parents, were involved in during the mid-70s to early 80s. My parents revived the puppet team in the late 80s at a different church, and by that time I was old enough to perform as well.
I'm now the director of the "No Strings" puppet troupe at my current church (since 2006), and I brought along Farmer and his friends to join in on the fun!
Farmer Floyd and Friends
This has nothing to do with affiliations, this is just a final note. That great puppet in my profile pic is not mine. I borrowed it from a friend when I was in Hollywood for the Muppeteer auditions in 2005. That picture is from the audition itself. (Sadly, I didn't get in.) I just want to give credit where it's due!