Originally from Ballston Spa, NY, MJ has spent most of his life in the entertainment business. After spending several years as a concert promoter, he moved into producing live variety shows. Having worked with and befriended several magicians in those shows, he decided to join their ranks.
MJ created and performed many shows with educational themes for tours of schools throughout upstate New York. From there, he moved into private parties, banquet shows, convention programs, and other corporate events while continuing his work with kids. Around the turn of the century, MJ and his family moved to the Orlando area where he added restaurant magic and community festivals to his list of services. In 2012, they relocated to the Dallas area. MJ is Past President of the upstate NY branch of the Society of American Magicians, Past President of both the upstate NY and the Orlando International Brotherhood of Magicians, Past President of the Florida Association of Magical Entertainers, Past President of two Toastmasters International groups, as well as Area Governor of that organization. He has been the recipient of many awards related to magic through the years, most recently having received the Order of Merlin from the International Brotherhood of Magicians in 2011.