John takes on a retail design challenge like he crafts his world class apple-cherry pie: assembles the freshest ingredients, seasons it with new perspectives, adds a dash or two of his extensive construction experience, and bakes it all up with his eye on the dough.
WHAT YOU'D LEARN ABOUT HIM OVER A BACON MAPLE BAR FROM VOODOO DONUT IN PORTLAND:
He started inspecting construction sites before he could walk, riding on his father’s shoulders. Had a workbench loaded with tools by the time he was 4, and went from nailing his first roof at 10 to nailing an architectural degree after a stint as a general contractor.
FIRST ON HIS LIST OF "FIRSTS":
A member of the first Xbox beta testing team and yes, he’s MORE than capable of beating his nephews on Halo.
HE'S WELL TRAVELED:
He lived in Japan for awhile, and at 6’ 7” tall he was heads above the rest from Tokyo to Hokkaido (and all sushi joints in between).
Camp Good Times, a summer camp for kids with leukemia; he’s been a volunteer there for 16 years, carrying on a family tradition of fund-raising and fun-raising.
COOLEST THING HE'S DONE LATELY?
Confirmed Guinness does taste better in Ireland.