John grew up in Spring Valley, IL (pop. 4,700) and has been surrounded by passionate enthusiast communities his whole life. Before Craftsy, John worked at eBay from 1999-2005 where he managed categories and communities. Over 20 years in business, he also spent time in executive roles at General Electric, glyde.com, and ServiceMagic. He majored in History & English at Colgate University, and received his MBA from the University of Michigan. One of his career highlights was playing in the eBay band that won the Fortune Magazine’s Global Battle of The Bands, culminating in a gig at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and a tour of Australia. He lives in Denver with his wife, daughter, son, and adopted English Mastiff. His hobbies include cheering in vain for Chicago sports teams, reading, live music, and photography.