Entering his 21st school year, Dave "The Kite Guy" Shenkman performs all assemblies personally with a very entertaining, exciting, educational (STANDARDS BASED) and high energy program. Dave is very motivated, and completely dedicated to his profession. He LOVES what he does, and sets very high standards. The KITES FOR KIDS program is one of the most popular school assemblies in the state, and is guaranteed to be rated nothing less than "EXCELLENT" by school staff, parents, and students, or it is absolutely FREE! In addition, if it is not named as one the best assemblies your school has ever had a $100.00 kite will be donated to your school auction. The KITES FOR KIDS program has sold out 15 straight years, mainly by word of mouth!

Dave brings more than 25 years of professional kiting experience. In only its 3rd year, his Huntington Beach KITE PARTY was named the “best kiting event in the USA” for 2005 by the Kite Trade Association International, and is now recognized as one of the premiere kiting events in the country.

Dave earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication/Pathology from California State University at Fullerton. He has been named a “BEST PRESENTER” and “BEST ASSEMBLY” by dozens of PTA’s, teachers, and principals statewide. His quick-witted humor and seemingly endless energy astonish both students and staff. He is currently servicing the Hyatt Regency, Walt Disney Company, Lennar Homes, Shea Homes, The Irvine Company, and has serviced Herbalife, Intel, Epcot Center, and many others. In May 2007, his "Cobra Kite" (the exact same kite the students make in the assembly) was featured at the Tribecca Film Festival in New York by DELTA AIRLINES as a promotional kite, because of its ease of use and phenomenal flying capability!

Dave owns and operates THE KITE CONNECTION, located on the Huntington Beach Pier, a very successful kite business which he founded in 1983.

Dave has been featured on the Orange County News Channel (OCN), and has been interviewed by CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and KTLA news.

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