Ric Erwin, Curator & Webmaster

Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas
Remembrances, Reminiscences & Realities


Tom Hartsfield, Original Founder
Tim Connaghan, Former Director

AORBSantas Curator

Santa Ric Erwin was among the most active of the professional Santas who comprised the Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas; during its heyday, he served AORBS as:

  •  P.R. Coordinator & Media Liaison
  • Official Videographer & Archivalist
  •  Inland Empire Lodge Director
  • His company, Ric~N~Vic Productions, LLC, donated thousands of dollars worth of free services each year to AORBS and its members
  • He was among the first AORBS members to realize what Nick Trolli & Jeff Germann were doing, and to sound the alarm for his fellow Santas
  • He soon became one of the earliest members to be banned from AORBS by Nick Trolli & Jeff Germann
  • He helped set up Santa Talk on Yahoo.com-- an online refugee camp for the hundreds of fellow Santas who were quitting or being kicked out of AORBS by Nick Trolli & Jeff Germann
  • He was one of the first ex-AORBS members to advocate against continued attempts to wrest control of AORBS back from Nick Trolli & Jeff Germann-- due mainly to the overwhelming civil & criminal liabilities they were accumulating in its name
  • He was a Founding Charter Member of an entirely new Santa organization: the FRATERNAL ORDER OF REAL BEARDED SANTAS (FORBS) (click to visit their website)
  • He now proudly serves FORBS as National Secretary, Webmaster, Orange County Chapter Vice President, Director-At-Large and Chair of several standing & ad hoc committees
  • He also serves as National Director for the International Order of Santas (IOS)  (click to visit their website), a less-structured & mostly-online social network that includes ALL members of the Christmas Community

Mailing Address

Santa Ric Erwin
28241 Crown Valley Pkwy, F209
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677