2020 Conference Guest Presenter Bios

Kam Bretenbach
(aka Mrs. Kamie Claus)

Kam Breitenbach has been active in her community for many years and in 2006 the Mayor of Parker reached out to Kam to be his Mrs. Claus for the program entitled Books and Toys for Boys and Girls.  We visited several Title One schools and by the end of the first visit, Mrs. Kamie Claus emerged. This program continued for several years.

Mrs. Santa Claus then became Santa’s wife and helper at The Wildlife Museum in Parker for Winter WonderLights and Breakfasts with Santa.  As word got out that this Mrs. C would volunteer her time with or without a Santa, her paced picked up.  She began volunteering  at Senior Centers, Day Cares, Christmas Parties, Santa’s Breakfasts, Parades, Special needs parties, etc.    On March 10, 2017 Kam received her Bachelor’s Degree in Santa Claus after studying the SantaClausology through the International School of Santa.

Kamie Claus plans and carries out Breakfast with Santa for fundraisers for many organizations as well as  being  Mrs. Claus for the Gingerbread Man and Gingerbread House cookie  decorating at a local Country Club.

Gary Jones

My name is Gary Jones, currently in my 9th year as Santa and I am the youthful age of 72. My workshop is located near Longmont, Colorado. I started part-time as Santa in December 2012, and then became a full-time Santa starting since January 2014.

I have attended many different event, including ISC (Tampa, FL 2014), Tim Connaghan’s Santa School (2014) and SOS Santa School (2015). I have been a member of Society of Santa since 2012 and a member of IBRBS since 2014.

I attended and helped setup ISC Denver, Colorado in 2018 and from 2013 to 2016 I was a member of the Longmont Spellbinders Storytelling group, telling stories to 4th graders in local elementary schools.

Also, we have 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Carol Lee
(aka Christmas Carol)

Yes, I was born on Christmas Day many moons ago. Beginning Christmas 2003, I spent 7 years as a reindeer wrangler and then in 2010 I donned the Mrs. Claus gown.

Each holiday season since, I have expanded my puppet menagerie. I now perform with two of my many hand puppets.  Depending on the age demographic, I use mostly the dogs with children in line who are fearful of approaching Santa I have attended Tim Connaghan’s Santa School twice, Attended two Robert Seutter’s Christmas Performer’s Workshops, and have been an active member in the Society of Santa, LLC since 2008.