I’m John! A sax-playing, sword-fighting nerd with a big heart and even bigger ambitions. I currently work at Disneyland (retail ftw!) in New Orleans and Critter Country, and I’m a Psychology and Business Administration double major at Cal State Fullerton. I’m looking to move into management, then find a niche at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’, but I’m very open-minded about my direction in life. No matter what I end up doing, I’m certain that I’ll find something in which I’m helping people, making money, and ultimately being satisfied with my work.
In my free time, I enjoy making music, hitting people with weapons, working with leather, and cuddling up for some book/tv/Reddit time. I play the saxophone and clarinet, and you’ll likely find me at Anime or Comic Book conventions playing requests. I participate in Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA for short), in which I meet up with dozens of others to learn how to sword-fight with historical weapons as they were intended. My first love is the longsword, but I greatly enjoy rapier (“My name is Inigo Montoya…”), messer (essentially a giant knife), and sickles. This spurred my other hobby of wrapping things in leather, even making a business out of it.
Personality-wise, I’m very outgoing, friendly, positive, engaging, sweet, and caring. I tend to take leadership roles, but I enjoy helping people in any capacity. I talk a lot, and can dominate conversations if I’m not careful. I have the mind of a researcher, with an insatiable curiosity and love of challenges. I am often described as effeminate, because I am often sensitive to how I make others feel, but I definitely have plenty of alpha/masculine tendencies. I take great pride in taking care of myself, looking good, doing things for others, and being awesome.
And if you haven’t noticed, I often use lists, parentheses, and block text to organize and communicate thoughts/ideas. I COULD add bullet points, but I’ll leave that for the business cards.