About Santa

A Well Trained Elf

Hello,
You can call me Santa or Santa Shane.

I have been an elf in training for over 30 years. My first year putting on the Santa suit was 2006, and it fit like a glove. I had helped my parents for over 30 years bring joy into peoples lives.

I have to tell you the story about how my father started portraying Santa Claus. We were at a friends family farm in Indiana. My father was asked to play Santa while we were at the party.

Not being prepared, all the family had a fake beard, a Santa coat and a baseball cap. My father put it on and Santa Martin was born. He has portraid Santa for 31 years, my mother portraid Mrs. Claus for the last 23 years. Due to health reasons they both had to stop after Christmas 2006.

Over the years of helping my parents, I have watched them and learned from them how to be a fantastic Santa.  My Dad started with that fake beard and baseball cap and turned his outfit into a Beautiful, complete Santa suit, with his real beard that he would start growing from the beginning of Summer so it would be just right for Christmas.  My father “became” Santa when he wore the suit with his jolly attitude,  and I enjoy taking over that tradition, and seeing smiling faces in children of ALL ages and bringing the wonder of Christmas to everyone.

My Profession

My business background is in child care. My wife and I own and operate a family child care. We started in 1997 when our first son was born.

I can remember back to as young as the age of 9 watching my 2 year old neighbor and having so much fun.  I now have raised my own two children to the ages of 8 and 10 and realize how rewarding it is to nurture them into the confident and understanding children they are.  I have done this through having good self esteem, patience, and being attentive.  I feel I am qualified and open minded to share my knowledge respectfully with the children in Kaye’s House Child Care.  For the past 10 years while raising my 2 children, I have used my time dependably with an energetic and approachable attitude with all of the children. For my education I have successfully completed Child Care classes, which qualify me to be a Child Care Teacher at Kaye’s House, and I continue with my education every year.  Department of Health and Family Services for the state of Wisoncsin requires anyone who works with children to have a background check completed. My personal interests as a parent and working at Kaye’s House Child Care reflect my creative artistic nature.

I believe my understanding and energetic attitude qualifies me to care for the children and make them feel safe and secure while having fun.

“Every Adult Needs A Child To Teach, It’s The Way Adults Learn”
(Anonymous)

My Family

When my wife and I were married in 1996, we believed we would make a fantastic team in whatever we pursued in our life together. We have 2 sons, who are Dietrick (born in 1997) and Spencer (born in 1999), who both love sports of all kinds and art work, they both do well in school and are teaching us new things as they grow.   We all love spending time together and enjoying all the new experiences the boys (and us) learn every day. We all work hard together to make our house a warm and cozy home.  We work on our yard to make it relaxing, fun, and comfortable for all.  We take the time to enjoy all the wonders of our Wonderful neighborhood when we ride our bikes, take walks, ride the scooters, visit the parks and talk with friends together.  We have fun experiencing the many exciting wonders Milwaukee and the whole state of Wisconsin have to offer.  We like to drive downtown and walk around to see the tall buildings, different restaurants, the boats on the river, the different parks during all the seasons, and the many sporting events and theatre.  We enjoy visiting new and exciting places around the state.  We have family in the LaCrosse area, which is a beautiful place with the rolling hills. We love to see different small towns on the way to Lake Geneva and, of course, we always have fun in Wisconsin Dells!

“We ALL enjoy each others company and treasure the moments the boys still want to spend with their parents.”