Mark Wade has served on the Board of Advisors to the Vent Haven Museum for the past 36 years, and his history is entwined greatly with Vent Haven. He is a past “International Ventriloquist of The Year,” an author, lecturer, and presenter who has traveled around the globe promoting ventriloquism. For the past 13 years Mark has been the Executive Director of the Vent Haven ConVENTion and is noted for being “America’s Foremost Children’s Ventriloquist,” a title that he greatly cherishes. He has even written the textbook on how to perform vent for children, Kidshow Ventriloquism. This book is now in use in 26 countries, including a Japanese language edition.