The Fur Circus Story

The Fur Circus is a live entertainment act unlike anything you've seen before. We are a collaboration of six friends, all extremely talented and diversely experienced in professional mascot branding.

Our group boasts over fifty years of combined entertainment experience in the NHL, NBA, MLB, NFL, MiLB, AFL and various levels of professional hockey. Entertaining, funny, and providing the total event package, The Fur Circus will transform your ballparks, hockey arenas, and live public events into the silliest circus on earth! The Circus Train is about to take off, ALL ABOARD!!!!!

 

Rob Montepare

Rob Montepare

Birthplace: Troy, NY

Resides: Atlanta, GA

Big Top Stops: Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL), Gwinnett Braves (MiLB), Atlanta Braves (MLB), Kansas City Royals (MLB)

Out of the Ring: When he's not working, Rob enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, and relaxing with friends and family...especially his beagle hound, "Buster Brown"."

Did you know? Rob has broken up a fight or two as a professional hockey referee in the ECHL, CHL, and SPHL.

"Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages...": I'm really excited to bring two years of hard work to life and offer an entertainment option that is a true experience and is fun for all ages.

Jeff Childers

Jeff Childers

Birthplace: Atlanta, GA

Resides: Atlanta, GA

Big Top Stops: Atlanta Thrashers (NHL), Atlanta Braves (MLB), Atlanta Dream (WNBA), Atlanta Falcons (NFL), Atlanta Mascot Company

Out of the Ring: Jeff has two daughters with his wife, Mandy.

Did you know? His professional sports career began with the Atlanta Thrashers (NHL) in Community Relations conducting camps, clinics, promotions and community events.

"Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages...": I am very excited to bring several years of experience to The Fur Circus - making people of all ages laugh!

James Wood

James Wood

Birthplace: Raleigh, NC

Resides: Atlanta, GA

Big Top Stops: North Carolina State University (NCAA), Carolina Hurricanes (NHL), Carolina Cobras (AFL), Durham Bulls (MiLB), Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)

Out of the Ring: James is active in various sports and volunteers his time with local youth organizations whenever possible.

Did you know? James was an integral part of the largest professional sports viral publicity stunt involving a mascot while performing with the Atlanta Thrashers.

"Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages...": Driven by the goal of becoming the most exciting and seat-filling entertainment act, we have assembled a group of the most enthusiastic and creative minds in this industry.

Jonathan Nation

Jonathan Nation

Birthplace: Ringgold, GA

Resides: Atlanta, GA

Big Top Stops: Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL), Gwinnett Braves (MiLB), Atlanta Braves (MLB), Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)

Out of the Ring: Big J is on the prowl. Jonathan also plays a lot of tennis and makes frequent trips to visit his family in northwest Georgia.

Did you know? Jonathan was a member of the Atlanta Quest Indoor Drumline and competed throughout the US.

"Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages...": I am eager to get this Circus train on the tracks so we can start making people laugh at our 'death defying' stunts.

Jeremy Legg

Jeremy Legg

Birthplace: Franklin, TN

Resides: Atlanta, GA

Big Top Stops: Auburn University (NCAA), Atlanta Falcons (NFL), Atlanta Dream (WNBA), Georgia Force (AFL), Atlanta Mascot Productions

Out of the Ring: Jeremy has two sons with his wife, Whitney.

Did you know? In 2005, Jeremy started Atlanta Mascot Productions. Also, while he was at Auburn, "Aubie" was the 2003 UCA National Mascot Champion.

"Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages..." I am excited to bring laughter and joy to so many different people with The Fur Circus. It is truly a show that everyone can enjoy.

Melvin Banks

Melvin Banks

Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Resides: Atlanta, GA

Big Top Stops: Atlanta Thrashers (NHL), Atlanta Hawks (NBA), Six Flags over Georgia

Out of the Ring: Melvin enjoys traveling, especially back to California to visit his family.

Did you know? Melvin helped start two theatre programs in Atlanta - one at Booker T. Washington High School and another at a local Boys and Girls Club.

"Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages..." I'm excited to work with several of my colleagues to bring something very unique to life. We're creating an experience that has not been done before.