To provide professional business communications
and challenging, uplifting entertainment
for all ages and occasions.
Bachelor's degree, Albion College, 1972, focusing on literature and theatre. Master's degree in professional writing, Western Michigan University, 1991.
Professional experience in public relations, reporting, editing, opinion/editorial writing and layout since 1967 for the Marshall (MI) Chronicle, Jackson (MI) Citizen Patriot, Albion College Pleiad, and Battle Creek Enquirer.Click on the Eye to read John's Associated Press award-winning 1997 editorial on teen-age pregnancy.
Professional articles, research and audio-visual and dramatic scripts for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, numerous general-interest and special-interest magazines, Michigan History magazine and The Victorian Villa Inn. Bibliography furnished on request (e-mail below).Click on the Eye to read one of John's articles for "Skeptical Inquirer."
Award-winning playwright for Albion College (Albion, MI, 1972) and Actors and Playwrights Initiative (Kalamazoo, MI, 1993 and 1995), with frequent productions staged in Ann Arbor, Jackson, Albion, Marshall, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo and at The Victorian Villa Inn,Union City, MI.Click on the Eye to see what John is responsible for at The Victorian Villa Inn.
Professional acting, magic and entertainment since 1965. Artistic director, The Victorian Villa Production Company, 1984-present; graduate, Chavez College of Magic and Prestidigitation,1981; member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians, 1975-96.John is indebted to his longtime friend, magician Neil Foster, for his personal guidance and instruction in the art of magic.
Performances and free-lance writing while traveling throughout United States as well as in Mexico, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and France.
Computer graphics training with the Gannett Co., which owns the Battle Creek Enquirer and the Wilmington News Jounral.
Father of Nathan G. Sherwood of New York City, NY.