Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Ken Harris

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Bio

I am is a puppeteer and content creator. I was born and raised in Springfield, MA.

​I have a history of public service and experience that enabled me to use puppetry for public health benefit. In Massachusetts I served a contractual security officer for Medicaid and as a Reserve Police Officer. In Georgia I worked as a correctional officer and a courthouse security officer. 

Now residing back in MA s a contributing writer for the Point of View Community Newspaper  and a member of Puppeteers of America, I am blending my  creative passion with his life experience to help everyday consumers against the fight against fraud.

​ I am a graduate of Springfield Technical Community College. He is a volunteer AARP Digital Fraud Fighter.

My experienced as a theatre actor who started off with his high school drama club and intermediate training from Springfield's Drama Studio. I performed in dozens of productions for Northampton Team Players, Jalupa Productions, and the Henry County Players, GA Theatre. 

​Now I am happy to share what he knows or learns on a regular basis with respect to scam prevention and public safety.

I am striving to scatter the seeds of knowledge for health living among seniors and consumers. By learning  of common scams by demonstrations, one can utilize steps to offset tactics engineered by scammers.

​Also, l am using Youtube videos to educate viewers about scams and tips on how to avoid entrapment by con artists. 

Learn of the various terminology and existing schemes from the puppets to keep you and your family safe from financial exploitation. Spoofing, phishing, malware, iCloud, and many other topics serves as sources in the neverending effort to thwart attempts by con artists.

​My virtual shows and Youtube videos depict situations involving grandparent scams, fraudulent sweepstakes, bereavement fraud, fake telemarketing, questionable charities, and many other common forms of financial abuse. 

My digital web series, "Cyber Brats" is a fictional radio station show that highlights scam prevention and cyber security awareness. 

​This program is hosted by Cyber Sly, a former con artist, and cohost Alex Midas, a grumpy former business man who lost everything to a cyber attacker.During their broadcast, they are sometimes taunted on the air by fraudster Jester Jensen, a fugitive  wanted by the FBI. 

​The goal of these accessible videos is to depict scam methods to alleviate scenarios where a merchant or consumer might be victimized. Check out my Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ5JPhBrP4OpCKeY4hbm5Dg

In additon to Youtube, 22 minutes weekly episodes of "Cyber Brats" can be accessible for free on Spondulics TV at https://spondulics.org/?fbclid=IwAR0IFP1sA2JzZMcSs2tq-sHN5SH_qfHG1f3oBPAx-PTlCoRSZrsv4gclzqY

 

Thank you and may you stay safe and secure!

 

Additional Links: 
Interview with Culture Focus Magazine
Interview with Straight to Audio Productions
New England Public Radio Valley Voices Slam
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Contact Information

First Name: 
Ken
Job Title/Position: 
Puppeteer
Mailing Address: 
91 Littleton St
Springfield, MA 01104
Physical Address: 
91 Littleton St
Springfield, MA 01104
Last Name: 
Harris
Phone: 
413-204-2051

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Puppet
Additional Disciplines: 
Media - Digital
Media - Television
Year Founded: 
2018
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
48
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Puppeteers of America, AARP Digital Fraud Fighter, Point of View Newspaper Contributing Writer
Education: 
Springfield Technical Community College (Criminal Justice Associates Degree)
Commerce High School Graduate (Business Concepts)
Holyoke Community College Cybersecurity Awareness Training Certificate
Springfield Drama Studio (Intermediate Acting Courses)

Accessibility of Services

Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities
All my programs are virtual via Youtube and Spondulics TV with captions.

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
NA
Fee Range Minimum: 
$150
Fee Range Maximum: 
$300
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1