A fourth generation performer, Adams deep respect and compassion for the animal kingdom began in his childhood. As a young boy, he tended to the animals living in Hawthorn's stable. By the time he was 13 years-old he was apprentice to his father training tigers, horses and elephants. Now Adam has followed in his fathers footsteps and presents his own tigers all over the United States.
"Everything we do together is based on trust, respect and positive reinforcement," explains Adamn. I understand their feelings and work with those characteristics. The maneuvers the tigers perform are extensions of their natural abilities. Everyday I learn something new, every hour, even every second, which is one of the things that I love the most about doing what I do," Adam explains.