John always underscored for me the need to come prepared to an audition, a filming, a meeting, any acting related activity. By being prepared you show respect for every level of worker in the effort from the Actors to the Directors and crew. When he first said it I thought that he was quoting the Boy Scout motto – “Be Prepared”. A great encourager and positive influencer, John is a giant in the industry.

– Dr. Jim Garrow