As a kid, Mike Fixer dabbled in clowning for fun. During this time, he first learned of Ringling Brothers Clown College and had hopes of attending the school after high school. As the realities of high school and then college set in, Mike set his dreams of Clown College aside but resumed clowning as a hobby in 1980 while at Western New England University where he earned a BSBA in Business Management. Throughout the 80’s, Mike continued to hone his clowning skills by meeting and learning from other local clowns, joining a COAI alley, attending various clown conventions, and performing at parties and corporate events and in parades and various clown shows. Several times in the late 80’s, Mike was a guest clown on Robert’s Brothers Circus before resuming his dream of attending RBBC Clown College. In 1990, Mike was accepted into and graduated from Clown College and went on to become part of the Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus Clown Alley in 1993. Mike has also served on the Board of Directors for Clowns of America International., Inc. and was a regular clowning and props columnist for LaughMakers, a family entertainers, variety arts magazine.