John is an award-winning Communication and Public Relations professional, with experience in healthcare, banking, and retail industries. A former broadcast journalist and photographer, he rarely goes anywhere without a camera or iPhone, and particularly enjoys photographing urban scenes and people.
Born and raised in coastal Maine, John graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a B.A. in Communications, and earned his Masters in Mass Communications/Media Management at Emerson College in Boston.
A past president of the Maine Public Relations Council, John received the organization’s highest honor, the Edwin L. Bernays Award, in 2016. He was also recognized with MPRC’s President’s Award in 2004 and 2008.
The majority of his career, to date, was spent at L.L.Bean. You’ll likely notice Bean’s influence in John’s blogs, particularly in the areas of customer service and respect for coworkers.