Jeff Pinsky, the owner of Browser's Den. I bought cheek to cheek of him, then moments later I was inspired by-
Ray Anderson, who showed me cheek to cheek with a normal deck (Triumph), which inspired me to look up-
Vernon, who taught me about naturallnes of action, and led me to the works of-
Ammar and Daryl, who's tapes and books taught me the importance of directness in effect and presentation, and who's lessons and effects helped me impress-
Bill Abott, who became my mentore, and helped me progress more then anyone else, and who inspired me to research-
Don Allan, Al Baker, Darwin, Eugene Burger, Karrell Fox, Bert Allerton, Mike Close, Tony Webber, and a plathora of others.
Well Ive skipped parts of my progression, like all the lesser know magicians who inspired me to be creativity (if you can call guys like chad long, lee asher, ariel Frailich, and david williamson lesser known....) but it still a pretty good answer, no?
For rizzle, Im out.