Jonathan has been working with puppets for over 30 years.  He retired from the Nashville Fire Department
and moved to Orlando, where he founded "West Puppets." He then worked with Orange County Public
Schools as an Exceptional Student Education Teacher for 10 years. As a Professional Marionette
Puppeteer, he has also worked with the City of Orlando Puppetroupe, Pinocchio's Marionette Theater,
Puppets on Hand, IBEX Puppetry and Am-Jam Productions. He is currently the President of the Central
Florida Puppet Guild and a member of Puppeteers of America. Jonathan has had the pleasure of working
with some of the best puppeteers from around the country and has taken that knowledge to create
original, entertaining puppet shows for children and families to enjoy throughout Florida.
The West Puppet Vault
Shows from the past
Michael Winslow!
Big Nazo steals my Hat!
Ed Thomas and Hugo!
Heather Henson!
The real Robert the Doll!
Don't I wish!
My good friends
Pady Blackwood (Howdy Doody)
and Dave Eaton (Bozo the Clown)
On America's Got Talent!
Member of
Puppeteers of America
Pady Blackwood's
Tribute Page
David Eaton's
Tribute Page
City of Orlando
Puppetroupe
*Mangrove Tree Hotel
*X marks the spot
*Expedition Adventure
*Chimps in Space
*Robin Hood
President of the
Central Florida Puppet Guild
Performer and writer for:
Pinocchio's Marionette
Theater
Even my wedding had a puppet show!
The famous artist Thomas Thorspecken's
interpretation of yours truly.
Dancing with Leslie Carrara-Rudolph!