TREVOR "The Games Man"


A Brief Chronology of TREVOR "The Games Man"

March 22, 1956      Born in New York City ----------------->
Summer 1957        Move to Ferndale MI (near Detroit)
Summer 1962        Move to Des Plaines IL (near Chicago)
Summer 1964        Family Vacation out West: Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, etc.
December 1967     Move to Webster Groves MO (near St Louis)
Summer 1968        Family Vacation all over Missouri: cultural, natural, and historic sites
Summer 1971        Move to Sharon MA (near Boston)
April 1972             Older sister introduces him to New Games
July 1972              1st time leading New Games, Camp Blairhaven, S Duxbury MA
August 1973-now   New Games as Activities Director, FNCA family camp, Fryeburg ME
June 1974             Graduated as Student Body President of Sharon Alternative
                                   High School --------------------------------------------->
December 1974     Move to Bryn Athyn PA (near Philadelphia) for college
July 1979              1st outside call to do New Games, Camp Laurel Leaf, Trent PA
March 1, 1980       My son is born!
May 1980              1st New Games Festival, S Orange NJ
April 1981             1st adult audience, private house party, Bryn Athyn PA
June 1981             1st Cooperative Play staff training, Camp Laurel Leaf, Trent PA
March 1982           1st non-camp paid gig, Bryn Athyn High School 9th grade gym class
May 25, 1982        My daughter is born!
July 1982              1st Cooperative Play Staff Training, Camp Laurel Leaf, Trent PA
September 1982    Move to the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts
October 1982-89   New Games at Amherst MA Leisure Services after school programs
                                  approximately 1500x
April 1984            1st birthday party, Michelle Deveney's 7th, Amherst MA
October 1984       1st 1-on-1 gig, BethAnn Freed, Cooley Dickinson Hospital,
                                 Northampton MA
April 1985           1st picture in the paper leading New Games, the Sentinel,
                                 Belchertown MA
November 1985   My After School Activities Program (A.S.A.P.) starts at the Dunphy
                                  Elementary School in Williamsburg MA
March 1986         My After School Activities Program (A.S.A.P.) starts at the Goshen
                                  Elementary School in Goshen MA 
November 1986   1st paid adult audience, Collective Skills & Fun Club, Amherst MA
Spring 1987         Friend nags him into learning to use professional stilts
July 4, 1987         1st professional stiltwalking appearance, Amherst MA fireworks
May 1988            1st library performance, Forbes Library, Northampton MA
June 1988            Begin actively pursuing entertainment as a career
June 1988            1st grand opening, Maplewood Farms store, Amherst MA
July 1988             1st music festival, Bright Moments Jazz Festival, Amherst MA
March 1989         1st parade stiltwalking, St Patrick's Day Parade, Holyoke MA
May 1989            1st college performance, Mount Holyoke College, S Hadley MA
June 1989            1st stage show, Bernardston Elementary School, Bernardston MA
September 1989   1st Bar Mitzvah, Jacob Urbel, Northampton MA
May 1991             monthly Adult Play Group starts, Little Moon Studio, Hatfield MA
October 1992       1st radio appearance, WHMP "Real Health" show
December 1990    1st performance for the deaf, Clark School for the Deaf,
                                  Northampton MA
January 1991       2,000th performance, UMass-Amherst, Adventures in Lifelong Learning
March 1991         1st stiltwalking delivery, Kim Eastman's 50th birthday, Hotel
                                 Northampton, Northampton MA
April 1991           Voted "Best Children's Entertainer" in the Valley Advocate readers' poll
June 1991          1st keynote address, Breor Elementary "Moving Up" banquet,
                                Hatfield MA
June 1991          1st wedding performance, Ann Walsh & Jay Sullivan, Hadley MA
September 1991  1st musical event, opening for Tom Paxton & Tom Chapin,  John M.
                                 Greene Hall, Northampton MA
January 1992      100th adults-only event, Early Childhood Program staff, Greenfield MA
February 1993     Founded the Hats Off Performers Guild (stills meets monthly!)
February 1994     1st television appearance, "The Jason Belland Show", Dalton
                                 Community Cable Association, Dalton MA 
September 1994  1st New Games consultation, p.e. teacher, Hartsbrook School,
                                 Hadley MA
August 1995        Become a full-time entertainer (YAY!!!)
September 1995   3,000 performance, Longmeadow Center School, Longmeadow MA
June 1996            200th adult audience, Madeleine Molta's 60th birthday party,
                                  Southwick MA
January 1998       500th birthday party, Kelsey Patnaude's 8th, Worcester MA
October 1998       Marry my lovely wife :-D
February 1999     1st ski resort, Grand Summit Hotel at Mt Snow, 
                                 W DoverVT ------------------------------------------>
September 1999   1st trade show appearance, Chamber of Commerce,
                                  Berlin CT
June 2000           4,000 performance, Wee Haven Childcare, Charleston NH
June 2001           Did 50+ shows in one month (Whew!)
December 2001   300th adult event, Shriner's Club of Worcester County, Sturbridge MA
January 2002      1st M.C. performance, River Valley Market Bingo Night,
                                 Northampton MA
October 2003      1st entire week at a fair, Topsfield Fair, Topsfield MA
October 2005      1st zoo performance, the Zoo in Forest Park, Springfield MA
March 22, 2006   Turn 50 years old
March 2, 2007     5,000 performance, Yurt School homeschoolers, Amherst MA
July 14, 2008      400th day care center appearance, Glastonbury Kindercare, 
                                Glastonbury CT
Summer 2010     400th fair & festival performance
Nov. 2, 2010       200th workshop, Natick Extended Day Program, Natick MA
August 2011       1000th summer camp performance, FNCA family camp, Fryeburg ME
Oct. 8, 2012       1000th school performance, Whole Life Learners Homeschoolers
                                Consortium gym class, Amherst MA 
Dec. 8, 2012       My 1st granddaughter is born!
June 7, 2013       300th adult performance, Vermont Achievement Center, Rutland VT
Oct. 11, 2013      500th teen performance, 1st Baptist Church Teen Lock-In, Amherst MA
Nov. 23, 2013     1000th birthday party, Sameer Goddard's 9th b'day, Easthampton MA
Sept. 4, 2014      My 2nd granddaughter is born!
March 14, 2015   Voted "Best Crowd Pleaser", St. Patrick's Day Parade, Newport RI
October 2016      100th parade, Waterford NY Bicentennial Parade
October 2016      After decades of using wooden peg stilts, I buy metal sheetrock stilts to
                                use for non-"walk-around" gigs (like birthday parties) 



PO Box 463, Haydenville, MA 01039