Walter �Buttons� Slaymaker, a retired government worker (28yrs.) and retired U.S. Air Force Reservist (30yrs.) has been clowning for over 26 years, performing at birthday parties, fairs, daycares, parades, etc.
He is a member of C.O.A.I, WCA and the Mid-Atlantic Clown Association (MACA). He was the editor of MACA�s quarterly magazine, The Big Top, for 17 years. He created and manages the websites for MACA, Buttons The Clown and Custom Badges by Buttons.
His first venture into clowning was in a parade and it has been his favorite event ever since. He has won numerous awards for paradeability competition and is now lecturing on the topic at clown conventions around the country.