Santa Willie Williamson, Guest Instructor
After retiring in 2014, Santa began his career as a full-time real-bearded Santa in 2015.
Santa Willie holds course completion certificates from several local and national Santa schools. He is also a member the RBSNGA, the International Real Bearded Santas, Nationwide Santas and Claus Net.
Training development and delivery is his passion and he gained practical experience while serving as a Certified Quality Improvement Facilitator, instructor and course developer for AT&T as well as the team lead and trainer for the Southeast and National Disaster Recovery Teams at AT&T. His teaching experience also includes 2 years as a coaching assistant, over 6 years as a Sunday School teacher and 4 years as a Nursery Lead Teacher for 2-4 year olds.
He has portrayed Santa at many venues, notably as the Santa for the City of Roswell, North Metro Miracle League and for the North Atlanta Christmas Festival for their 2015-2016 seasons. In addition to appearing as Santa, he works with as many as 8 different photographers in the months of October and November. His Decembers are full of family, corporate and municipal appearances, including such clients as Delta Airlines, E*Trade Financial and Suyra Corporation.
Based out of the metro-Atlanta, Georgia area, the Northern Lights Santa Academy serves Santa Clauses, Mrs. Clauses and Santa's Helpers in the Southeastern United States, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. For more information about our Santa school, please contact us.
Northern Lights Santa Academy
PO Box 29160
Atlanta, GA 30359