5 Star Talent is an advertising co-op between Suzan Houston and Jeff Wright. In 2009 they decided to combine their talents and passions into one solid advertising effort. It was not long until 5 Star Talent took off for the stars! The 2010 Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Picks award for Best Party Entertainer in Cleveland, Jeff and Suzan aren’t going to stop until 5 Star Talent is synonymous with quality entertainment in Northeast Ohio and beyond.
Suzan Houston Several years ago, Suzan found her calling as a family entertainer which combines her love of working with children along with the creativity of face painting, clowning and balloon twisting. She is a graduate of The Ohio College of Clowning Arts, an eight month training program. She feels privileged to entertain patients, parents and staff weekly as “Gumball” the clown at an area Children’s Hospital.
Suzan is a highly trained, award winning face painting artist who has studied under numerous internationally recognized face painters. Suzan’s out going, friendly personality, her gentle touch and her way of making each person being painted feel special has made her a top requested entertainer. She has painted for Royal Caribbean Cruise lines on one of the largest luxury passenger cruise ship on the seas and has been a face painting instructor for the annual international Fellowship of Christian Magicians convention held at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Suzan is a graduate of Youngstown State University in Ohio. She worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist as well as owned a successful Arts and Crafts business for many years.She is married and the mother of three children. She lives in Richfield.
Jeff Wright is a graduate from Davidson College in North Carolina, where he played D-1 AA football as a defensive lineman and majored in Spanish. At Davidson he learned the arts of magic and balloon twisting. Upon graduating (with a balloon on his head), Jeff set off to start his own entertainment company. Jeff has attended numerous balloon industry conventions and continues to perfect his art. He has been a part of some of the countries largest balloon projects, including a balloon farm that uses over 20,000 balloons and took over 300 man-hours, a model of the New River Gorge Bridge that was 3 stories high and 40 feet across, and his 2009 and 2010 Halloween costumes that won 1st place in the largest costume contests in all of Northeast Ohio.
Jeff and and his amazing wife, Rachel Wright, are very aware of the many blessings God has given them in their lives. They have always been eager for the opportunity to bless others and share God's love abroad. After marrying in 2010, they began to explore options for serving in Spanish-speaking countries. They heard many wonderful things about all the boys and staff at the Boliva Life Center Orphanage in Cochabama, Bolivia through a friend, who had served as a host for two summer. They applied to be on staff and when they had their first phone conversation with the John and Maritza Hernandez, they felt in their hearts that this was a place they could use their gifts to serve God.They are thankful, excited, and very blessed for the opportunity to live and serve at the BLC.
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You can follow Jeff and Rachel's journey on their blog: jeffandrachel.net