Testimonials

Let me start by saying John might be the nicest person-an often overused word-you will ever meet. He takes an interest in everyone and looks to pay it forward at all times. He is a great connector and has put me in touch with so many wonderful people over the years. He succeeds at everything he gets involved with because he puts his heart and soul into it!

— LAUrie kirby, co-founder festforums


John is possibly the most creative, sincere, insightful, open-minded, and hard working person that I know. All of us at ShelterBox are so appreciative of the important work that John has spearheaded for us. I highly recommend working with John.

— kerri murray, president shelterbox

John is incredibly passionate, dedicated and brings a positive outlook to each conversation. We have built relationships together for years both within the Santa Barbara community and globally in various music, media, technology and commerce markets. John is strategic in his dot connecting, considering value for each participant in his campaign and deal structuring. You can count on John bringing a smile to the team while he actively listens to everyone's needs and frames innovative solutions that push human experience to exciting possibilities. Anyone engaged with John is fortunate to have him on their team!

— Jacob Tell,CEO Oniracom

John did a great job managing an Academy Members screening of my film “Little Gandhi” with Shelterbox at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. He’s a collaborator and excellent at bringing together aligned causes that maximize the impact of an event.

— Sam Kadi, Director “Little Gandhi”


I have worked with John on a number of projects and in each case, he demonstrated a passion for the clients he works with and a dedication to putting them first. As a result, he has developed an incredible network of people from many different industries that trust him implicitly. John always brings a positive attitude and is a pleasure to work with.

— mike mcelheny, vp marketing round barn labs

John and the amazing team at Oniracom did a great job of helping me bring the Reformation album to life, from helping and supporting my creative process, lending assistance with additional outside resources, marketing and promotion strategies, and seeing it all the way thru to ensure my dream came true! 

— Bishop Lamont, Hip-Hop Performer, Writer, and Producer


It is my pleasure to recommend John. John is a consummate professional. His detail, follow up, and results are second to none. Thank you John for your professionalism and now a long term friendship.

— mick mankowski, managing partner, symphony investment partners