David Mair

I was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on April 14, 1947. I lived in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and Mt. Morris, New York before moving to Belleville, New Jersey in 1963. After I was married, my wife Stefanie and I moved to a coach house that I renovated in Montclair, New Jersey.


After receiving my BA and MA from Montclair State University, I taught elementary and Junior High art in Newark, NJ for 2 years, and film-making at Montclair State College.  I worked as a studio manager and set designer making TV commercials in New York City for a year.


​In the late 70s, I began my current vocation as toy and game inventor.  Since starting that career, I have invented over 600 games, toys, and puzzles.  With the help of my longtime agent and friend, Michael Kohner, of The Michael Kohner Corporation, more than 100 items have been marketed worldwide. Besides inventing, I enjoy photography, creating art, gardening, and travel.  I have four daughters. My wife, Stefanie, and I currently live in Randolph, New Jersey.