From his personal experience as a working professional, Mark has shared advice and tips through dozens of columns in past Newsy Vents newsletters and continues to do so today through his popular articles contributed to this blog. And when I sought a skilled teacher/demonstrator as the on camera face for videos to be used as a supplement to the Maher Course, Mark without hesitation agreed to accept that challenge. Thus the series of three popular training videos, now available in DVD format, was born. Back home in Ohio, when he's not planning next year's July International Ventriloquist ConVENTion, Mark continues to create new shows for his busy schedule of library and school shows for the current year. So in the spirit of the Olympics, it is my pleasure to award a Hall of Fame "Gold Medal" to Mark Wade!