Called my first dance alone the 4th Saturday
afternoon of April, 1958.
I've called a square dance in every state in the USA, 2 provinces
in Canada, and in 32 foreign countries since then.
Currently a staff caller with Sting Records. I was also
a staff caller, and began my recording career with the Windsor label
in 1970, have also recorded for Dance Ranch, CW, MacGregor and C-Bar-C
/ 7 C's Records. as well. Called on the "Sets In Order Sound
Documentary" for the American Square Dance Society's Basic Album
Became an Accredited CALLERLAB member in 1976 and served on the Board
of Governors for 14 consecutive years. I am also active on the
Caller Training, Caller Education, Mainstream, and Plus committees
I became a "Full-Time Caller" in 1983, the first American
full-time caller in Europe.
I have served on the Board of the European Callers And Teachers Association
for 10 years, serving as Vice President, Training Director, and President.
I am currently an Accredited Caller Coach Emeritus, and have taught
113 Full Curriculum Callers Schools since becoming Accredited by CALLERLAB
in 1988, the first to become accredited outside of North America.
I called for 3 MS clubs, from October 1983 thru July 2014, 1 Plus
Group from May 1978 thru December 2004 in Germany and during that
timeframe I averaged 46 weekends per year with dances as well as caller
educational seminars and schools.
I edited/published "Notes for European Callers", a
monthly callers note service from 1984 thru 2009, a quarter of a century.
Recipient of CALLERLAB's Milestone Award, the highest award given
by CALLERLAB, for pioneering caller education in Europe. I also received
the "Award Of Excellence" from CALLERLAB for my many contributions
as a member of the Board Of Governors for 14 years, from 1992-2006.
Goals/Aims: to continue exerting influence and experience in
an attempt to watch the square dance program grow bigger and more
popular than it was when I entered it.