John is currently the Bar Manger at Castagna and the Bar Manager and Director at Buckman Public House in Portland, Oregon. He’s been a part of the industry for 25 years, working in a variety of roles, but has found himself behind the bar for the past 13 years.
He feels the bar environment suits him most naturally. “It has taught me that finding out what you love and applying it to your daily life is the secret of living well,” confides John.
“The process of rearranging matter and presenting something that represents a moment in time will always move me,” he explains. “Its simplest form, this is what we do, hone our talents and express them by putting an ornament on a piece of time to be shared with the ones we choose to surround ourselves with.”