Shane Waterman, founder of Making Magic Tours, has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for nearly 25 years. He has specialized in programming and directing recreational activities for various agencies during that time. Shane has led over 150 tours throughout the country and abroad and has been responsible for over 2,500 individuals with disabilities on vacations. Shane’s background is in psychology and special education. He furthers his knowledge by studying the latest information and participating in the most current trainings on developmental disabilities.
“Shane does an excellent job! He combines the best qualities of kid, mother hen, and
dad in charge! His enthusiasm and positive energy are addictive!” – Case Manager Oregon
Congratulations Shane for being elected to the Full Access Brokerage Board of Directors. F.A.B serves nearly 800 people with Developmental Disabilities throughout Oregon.
Shane’s 20+ years of experience includes the following:
1997-2008 Program Director for a national travel company (specializing in developmental disabilities)
1994-1997 Recreation Leisure Coordinator for a large agency in Central Oregon (coordinated activities and events for all clients with disabilities in Central Oregon area.)
1994-1997 Certified Special Olympics coach basketball, also coached bowling, softball, as well as track and field.
1993-1994 Provided direct care services for individuals with disabilities through a large agency in Central Oregon
The “Mr. Fun” nickname was bestowed upon Shane by people in the field for his many years of fun, exciting, safe, and energetic adventures with all of his friends with disabilities.
“It is a passion of mine to give individuals with developmental disabilities an experience of a lifetime through recreation.” – Shane “Mr. Fun” Waterman