We had the good fortune of connecting with Santa Geoff and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Santa Geoff, what do you attribute your success to?
The personality match of my own gregarious and jovial spirit is directly in line with the requirements of being a Santa Claus. Loving children and being a personal fan of Christmas is key and the real beard and belly don’t hurt. Ho ho ho. From a business perspective going to Santa Claus School gave me a clear understanding about the business of being a proper Santa.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My experience in the service industry has given me the ability to connect with people from all different walks of life. This year has been especially challenging but Santa Geoff is still here to remind children and adults alike the joys of Christmas, believing, the value of friends and family, and teaching generosity of spirit.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite place is a little north of the city
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Several people and organizations who have been integral to my success. The Professional Santa Claus School of Denver. The International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas. My photographer John Cox of Polymedia for always getting my best angle. And lastly my #1 Elf, Kirsten Lynn Challman, who has been on my journey for a decade and helps keeps the books straight.
Other: https://www.gigsalad.com/santa_geoff_newport_beach https://www.thebash.com/santa-claus/santa-geoff