Meet the Board
Lindsay (Evans) Sparkman
Years in Circus: 2003-2007
Acts: Quartet Adagio, Low Casting, Hanging Perch, Bike for 5, Teeterboard (once)
Favorite Flying High Memory: To say that an alumni could pin down just one memory that is a favorite would be facetious! It is impossible to choose just one! However, my favorite times would be spending summers at Callaway Gardens living, playing and working together 24/7. Good times were always had and memories and friendships were made that will last a lifetime!
Vice President (President-Elect)
Years in Circus: 2012-2017
Acts: Tightwire, Flying Trapeze, Low Casting, Hand Balancing
Favorite Flying High Memory: Most of my favorite memories involve the FSU Circus is some way. Some specifics that stand out are training and performing a pyramid on wire, clowning around on low casting, and all-guy-fly team at Callaway. This incredible organization brought me so many lifelong friends, I’ll be forever grateful for it. I look forward to meeting more Alum through this association!
Years in Circus: 2004- 2007
Acts: Spanish web, Bike for Five, and Swinging Trapeze
Favorite Flying High Memory: My most favorite circus memories are home shows where all of our hard work and commitment came to fruition and the sense of pride we all felt getting through each show.
Current board serving through April 2024
Years in Circus: 1975-1980
Years in Circus: 2017-2022
Acts: Hand Balancing, Spanish web, Triple Trapeze, and Swinging Trapeze
Favorite Flying High Memory: My favorite circus memory was getting the amazing chance to perform in our 75th Anniversary Circus HomeShows during my last year of graduate school!
Social Media Chair
Years in Circus: 2018-2023
Acts: Jumprope, Spanish web, and Cloudswing
Favorite Flying High Memory: This is *quite* the loaded question. A lot of my favorite memories took place during quarantine- staying in Tallahassee with my circus family was the best decision! I truly wouldn't have gotten through 2020 without the people this organization brought me. If I had to choose ONE moment, it would be the very last time I got to do the pre-show chant with everyone (I was sobbing). That was always my favorite part about shows <3
Fundraising Chair / Circus Expansion Project Ambassador
Years in Circus: 1966-1969
Acts: Quartet Adagio, 3-Lane Breakaway, Hand Balancing, Teeterboard, Triple Aerial High Casting, Flying Trapeze (Catcher)
Favorite Flying High Memory: My very best memory of all is meeting my wife, Donna, in the circus and performing together, especially Flying Trapeze. My favorite Callaway Gardens memories are of the Bird, the Knob, stream parties and football games against the lifeguards. My favorite Home Show memories are catching Donna's and Ace Carlson's 2 ½ somersaults and being a member of Coach Catarzi's first Teeterboard Team (the "Teetering Toads"). We were blessed to have additional great memories from when our two children performed with the FSU Flying High Circus in the early 1990s.