John in 100 Words or Less
John is a Project Manager at ms, working closely with his teams and clients to best fit their needs. In 2012, he went to India to work with the Mumbai-based team, where he learned about collaboration and culture and formed ongoing friendships. John played baseball at Ohio University-Zanesville and coached there for 13 years. Now, he coaches a men’s team and an American Legion team. He’s taught these kids since they were 9 – they’re now 15. Most of them aspire to be college players, and he hopes to help them achieve that. John enjoys being outside, kayaking, and four-wheeling.
The Speed Round
Do you have any pets?
Yes – a vicious cat.
Night owl or early bird?
If you could have a cup of coffee with anyone, who would it be?
Jerry Seinfeld and Will Ferrell.
Favorite pizza toppings?
Pepperoni, sausage, banana peppers, and green peppers.
Best vacation location?
Famous person you’ve met and where?
Comedian – Jeremy Hotz – roasted me at the Funny Bone.
If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be?
The finance/banking industry
What’s the next country you want to travel to?
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What is the most rewarding thing about being an architect for ms?
Leading and working with inspirational architect and engineer professionals, as well as working with clients to resolve situations, is very rewarding.
Why did you choose architecture?
I’ve always had interests in construction, design, space planning, and architecture. This grew into a passion for teaching, leading, and problem-solving.
If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do?
I would have my own business.
What is your favorite way to give back to the community?
I love to coach and mentor young athletes.
Any final words?
I look forward to continuing to meet more people at ms, which can be challenging since I mainly see the same people on a daily basis. I’d be interested in meeting with different teams and providing insight wherever it may be helpful.