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Adding to Our Management Team

January 13, 2016

Please join us in welcoming Boyd and Traci Newton to Shooting Star Amusements’ Management Team! We have known the Newton’s and their family for 17 years.

2015 Boyd and Traci Newton and family
We are delighted to have Boyd and Traci on board with our company. Their combined years of experience and close attention to quality and detail make them the perfect fit for Shooting Star Amusements! They both come from a long family history in the Carnival Business!

Boyd started in the Carnival business working at his Uncle’s food concession stands at the Oregon State Fair, at the age of 7. He has worked in the Carnival Industry in various capacities from food to games to rides and onto the Management of a traveling Carnival company. Boyd holds a BC Safety Authority Electrical Certificate of Qualification, Field Safety Representative Full Entertainment, and a Class 1 Drivers License. He has NDT Qualifications as a Level 2 Weld Inspector, and NAARSO (National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials) Ride Inspector Level 1. In addition, he also holds a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration degree and he is a talented builder of trailers and ticket booths!

Traci comes from a very long line of Carnival owners and operators. Her Great Uncle, Andy Anderson owned Rainer Shows out of Washington State. Her Grandparents and her parents were also involved in the business in various capacities. Traci’s Sister and Brother-in-Law, own Midway West Amusements, a carnival company located in Sun City, Arizona.

Traci’s brother Mitch Hoss and his Wife Crystal own Rainier Amusements out of Portland, Oregon.
Traci holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and became a licensed Insurance Agent for Allied Specialty Insurance. Traci wrote insurance policies for Carnivals, Festivals and Events and for Independent food and ride operators. Traci and Boyd both hold Food Safe certifications for BC and Alberta. Traci Managed the Office and employees of a traveling Carnival for over a decade. Traci was the President of the Northwestern Showmen’s Club in 2007, and they actively participate with the Club today.

Together, Boyd and Traci owned amusement games and operated a Carnival Unit for several years with Midway of Fun, out of California.

From 1999 until 2012, Boyd and Traci Managed and Operated one of the Units for West Coast Amusements.  In 2013, Boyd and Traci moved on to start their own Food Concession business, One Sweet World Company, which operated at large fairs and festivals across Canada and in the U.S. such as the Calgary Stampede and the PNE. Their top quality food concession business has won many awards at various fairs. You will see some of their delicious food products on our Midway this season!

Boyd and Traci will add generations of International experience and quality to our fast growing Midway Company. We are so happy to have Boyd and Traci join us and we know our clients and customers will be thrilled too!

Written by Brenda Medeiros, Shooting Star Amusements