Since my childhood, I have been an admirer of the Sixteenth American President, known as the Great Emancipator. Born in the original county of Jefferson Davis' birth in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, I made stops throughout my youth at Abraham Lincoln's birthplace near Hodgenville, Kentucky whenever our family visited the region. I'm not sure why I liked to visit so often, but it seemed like a quiet, serene place.
yet the story doesn't end here ...
After earning my college degree and growing a beard in 1991, I began to be teased about my actual resem-blance to the former President. My destiny as a presenter then seemed to be written in the stars. Over a decade later, I began developing a speech dressed in character as Lincoln, which I presented on July 4th, 2003. The following year, I joined the Association of Lincoln Presenters and became a lifetime member of that organization.
I portray President Lincoln in the first person for all age groups. Throughout the years, I have visited senior living centers, schools, battle fields, libraries, and more.