Chapter One: How the Magic Began

Ryan's first magic performance

My first magic performance

I was introduced to magic at the age of 12 by my father’s high school friend, Dr. Steve Taubman who is a professional magician, hypnotist, and motivational speaker.  I was hooked.  At the age of 15, Cary Durgin, a well-known sleight of hand master became my mentor.  At the conclusion of my training with him and through the support my family and the local community, I began my work as a magician and entertainer.

Performing cups and balls on Samish Island

Performing cups and balls on Samish Island

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