John began working in hospitality as a barback during his time at Washington College on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Upon moving to DC he became involved with nightclub security, eventually joining Hawthorne as Door Security Manager. As the business's needs grew John began helping to manage busy brunches and eventually became an operational manager, helping to oversee all aspects of late night operations. Coming from a security background, he likes to focus on creating positive interactions with guests and getting guests through the Hawthorne line as quickly as possible. When he's not at Hawthorne John works as an analyst for a software company and enjoys reading science fiction.