Pikes Peak Prestidigitators

Assembly 170, The Society of American Magicians

  1. Jason Gunnels, President
    Jason Gunnels is an award winning magician in the Colorado Springs area. He has loved entertaining people from an early age. While in college he started learning the art of magic and has been hooked ever since. He is a devoted student to the magical arts and showmanship.
  2. Jeremy Chisum, Vice President
    Jeremy’s interest in magic began shortly after he moved to Colorado in 2010. He primarily focuses on magic and mentalism for social and parlor settings. Jeremy changed careers from aircraft maintenance to providing counseling services for combat vets. During both careers, he held a passion for psychology, but is now interested in the psychology of how magic works.
  3. Mark Weidhaas, Secretary
    Mark Weidhaas is a past-president of Assembly 170 and a Past-National President of the Society of American Magicians. He has been a professional performer as "Inspector Magic" for over 25 years. His favorite style of performance is educational school assembly programs, library reading shows and weekend birthday parties. He is currently the S.A.M. National Convention Executive and is planning the Orlando 2018 convention. www.inspectormagic.com
  4. Lisa Bischoff, Treasurer
    "I have been fascinated with magic since I was younger. My background is in electrical engineering and love knowing how things work! I really became invested with magic back in 2013 when I was invited to a PPP flea market and started purchasing magic tricks. Every since then I was hooked and my love of magic has grown! I have performed on mission trips in other countries and love it!"
  5. Dick Bowman, Sgt-at-arms
    Dick Bowman has been performing professionally for over 35 years as Professor Higgins. He has won several awards for his Amazin' and Amusin' style that leaves the audience laughing while they scratch their heads on how what they had just seen was possible. He is a magic author, teacher and inventor, and is the current National President of the Society of American Magicians. He can be found on the web at: www.higginsmagic.com
  6. Bill Wysong, Dean
    Bill 'Quig' Wysong is the Dean of the Assembly, having been involved in magic for over 50 years. He provides guidance and counsel to the members as they grow in magic.