When Your Boss is Your Better Half

Kyle and I have been together now for over 8 years, and throughout our entire relationship we have been performing together, which creates an interesting dynamic between us. Since we first became a couple in June 2003 we have only been apart for a total of a couple weeks, and because our life is our career, we aren’t like most couples who go to work in the morning and then come home to their significant other at night. Producing, managing, and performing in your own show requires constant focus and equal dedication on both of our parts, so most of our time is spent trying to create original ideas, writing interesting new scripts, and rehearsing the new additions to the show. Even when we’re on vacation it is usually spent running errands for the show or making repairs to the equipment.

On show days, as we like to call them, the entire day is consumed by preparation for our performance that night, and when we leave the room that morning for our rehearsal we leave our relationship at the door. Kyle and I both have strong type A personalities; both perfectionists, assertive, and we both like to take control of the situation. Like every couple we aren’t perfect and we don’t always agree on everything, but we know that to remain professional we cannot let our emotions get involved. We understand that the show comes first and we both focus on giving theaudience best show that we possibly can.

Fortunately no matter what stresses we may have in our lives, once we get onstage it all seems to fade away. We know that we are blessed because we have a job that we love and the opportunity to share it with SOMEONE that we love. Sometimes I’m amazed at how well we have been able to get along over the years, working so closely together and rarely having personal space at all. I guess it just shows if you truly love and respect each other, then everything else will just fall into place. We truly are best friends, and we bring out the best in each other, as performers and as individuals. We’ve been through more in the last few years than what most couples go through in 20 years, and now, after almost 8 years together, we were married on a sunny day in the spring overlooking the mountains in Las Vegas! It takes a special relationship to be able to perform together and produce a successful show, and I believe that we are one of the “lucky ones” who not only love each other, but we enjoy being together every single day. I’m so thankful for the amazing relationship that we have, and that we have the opportunity to to perform and travel the world together as husband and wife!