I became an entertainer at a very early age. My love of people and bringing them laughter became most apparent in school, when I had a daily, captive audience with which to try out new material. Due to my not-so-scholastic, comedic endeavors, I even earned the prestige of being recognized as “The poster-child for ADD!” – Thanks Mrs. Johnson.

I started my first comedic band in the fifth grade and put on concert events for show-and-tell, neighborhood kids, or quite frankly… anyone I could get in front of. In the ninth grade, I was charged with the task of writing a paper entitled, “What I want to do when I grow up.” I searched my heart and emphatically professed that I wanted to be a professional hockey player, a stand-up comedian, or a professional musician when I grew up.

Now, I am all three! Well, I do occasionally play recreational hockey in my free time, so kind of… Through various public speaking, musical performance, and drama roles during high school and college, I began to develop even more as an entertainer. In my adult life, I have gained experience as a full-time musician and developed a background in stand-up comedy. I have also been involved with improv-comedy, sketch comedy, short films, and have also worked as a freelance emcee.

Through this soul-searching vocational journey, being a professional entertainer has now become a reality, and I love every moment of it.

-Donnie

Why I do what I do:

I have come to understand that my goals and desires were not just something I “liked,” or “wanted to do to gain fame/fortune.” I will admit that at times, I have desired to be funny, liked, noticed, etc. but I have since discovered that God has given me these gifts to share with others, to encourage them, and to bring hope to the lives of other people that may just need a smile.

Through this soul-searching vocational journey, being a professional entertainer has now become a reality, and I love every moment of it.