John grew up in Eastchester, NY, and went to school in North Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin. His worklife took him to New Hampshire, Connecticut and New York City, and he describes his 25 years in the television industry as “a very good time”. In 2012, John came to the Hudson Valley, and immediately fell in love with the people he met. He joined the Rosendale Theatre programming committee, started talking about the Repair Cafe idea from Amsterdam, and was invited to join the Sustainable Hudson Valley board. John was the Program Manager for Solarize Hudson Valley from 2015 – 2018. Dedicated to seeing their “experiment in repair culture” thrive, John acts as communicator, coordinator and cheerleader. 25 Repair Cafes are now in 10 counties in the HV and Catskills, all locally organized, creative and socially vibrant, with more in the planning. John loves music, his book group guys, the region’s rivers and valleys. He is in awe of his grown son and daughter, but everything now is connected to our profound climate-changing world.