Meet the New Team Member: Forrest Davis

Forrest Davis, Summer 2012 Apprentice

I’d like to introduce the second of my two apprentices for this summer.  His name is Forrest Davis.

As I explained yesterday, I am bringing along two high-schooler young men with me to the summer camps at which I speak in June and July (all in Texas). They will assist in my presentations as team jugglers and also help me teach workshops and run the juggling equipment sales table.

I’m super excited to have them along with me. Both of them are real sharp young men with big hearts for Jesus (and they’re great jugglers/performers too).  Jacob Clarke was introduced yesterday.

Introducing Forrest Davis…..

Forrest has been juggling for over five years now. He started with a juggling kit his grandmother sent him one Christmas and just kept going. He has competed in several talent shows and even won his town’s talent show in 2010. He also worked at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire for a season.

After being an avid camp attendee every year since he was seven, Forrest is greatly looking forward to this summer of helping Jesse and seeing what goes into being a camp speaker.

Here’s a newspaper article from Pennsylvania that highlights Forrest and his juggling.

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Dr. Jesse Joyner travels nationwide as a speaker and entertainer. His primary role is that of a performing juggler spreading joy and the love of learning to family and kids events. H earned his PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL). He enjoys playing the piano, bird watching, and old houses. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, Sarah, and their three kids - the perfect number for juggling children.

2 thoughts on “Meet the New Team Member: Forrest Davis”

  1. hi this is steph. if you dont remember, you taught me how to juggle at COH (Camp Orchard Hill) and you kept lending me you own juggleing balls. and i kept going with it. i can do behind the back and under the leg. i was wondering if you read this if you can tell me or just give me some advice that would help me, or start out with four ball. thanks!

    1. Thanks for the comment! the best way to learn 4 balls is to work on one hand at a time. 4 balls is 2 balls in each hand. So work on two in your left hand, then two in your right. Throw the balls in a clockwise pattern with your right hand and a counterclockwise pattern in your left. When you’re ready for all 4, throw the first two balls at the same time, thus doing the two hands synchronized. Then work on doing the hands a-synchronized. Does that help?

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