John has been part of our family's lives for the better and worse parts for more than twelve (12) years....to say we are a complicated family is putting it mildly! He is always there for us (parent & kids) to help navigate through life's challenging and wonderful moments! He has helped rebuild when everything has fallen apart, listened when it was all too much to hear and been brutally honest when needed. Compassionate, kind, funny... a part of our lives we are thankful for, forever. He cares. xo
— Laurey VanWagner
For better or worse, I think about our family like a company....maybe a company where everyone is the CEO, but still a company. The goals of the company are a weird combination of group and personal histories, group and personal goals, and group and personal hurdles to clear.
John has been a fantastic board member, advising, challenging, consoling, and our "company" is performing better than ever.
I don't mean the analogy to be glib, because at the bottom of all of this are a bunch of beating hearts. John zeroes in on hearts and addresses each one with a master's touch.
We are lucky. We know that we're lucky. And very thankful to have John on our side.
— Mark Phillips, Boulder, Co