a native of Dayton, Ohio, has been an actor and director in Indiana and Ohio regional theaters for many years.  He served as the Director of the Purdue University Theater Company from 1988 to 1993, and in 1989, he had the honor of directing the grand opening of the Theater at the Center in Munster, Indiana.  In addition to the university setting, John has directed for several community theaters across Chicagoland and northwest Indiana.  A long time resident of Chicago, John is an avid fan and patron of Chicago theater.