John is an artist and engineer who founded The Via Agency, an employee-owned, full-service creative agency based in Portland, Maine. He holds an MBA, a BS in mechanical engineering and an honorary doctorate in fine arts from Maine College of Art. He sits on the board of trustees for the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and volunteers for the Preble Street Resource Center in Portland. While he enjoys fly-fishing and playing the guitar, he is dedicated to an active studio practice exploring conceptual artwork. John is also the author of VIA PRINCIPLES, a book that explores how companies can become more collaborative and creative through adherence to clear and powerful guiding principles. His current passion is making meditation inclusive and accessible to our community. His good medicine is silence.