John Corken  

Name: John Corken        

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Age: 39 and holding!

Title: Marketing Director/CEO/President of Big Feat Marketing

Married/Single: Married 31 years to the love of my life!

Kids: Amanda, a Math Teacher in Denver, CO. and Adam, a Senior at ASU/WP Carey in Supply Chain Management.

City you live in: Scottsdale

A typical day in my life includes…

up early, exercise, devoting my time to recruiting for my consulting business. I support all local sports teams….go D-Backs and Cardinals and CUBS, (my wife is from Chicago).

I was born…

in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but only there long enough to be born. I’m a broadcast brat, as my Father and my Grandfather were GMs of TV stations. My Grandfather put the first colored signal on the air! I have 8 siblings and we moved 14 times during my childhood due to my dad being in the TV business.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

is the vast number of things to do and the great weather, which seems to put people in a good mood. Love that I can be in the Valley in beautiful weather, and then drive 2 hours and be 30 degrees colder and skiing on a mountain!

I’m listening to…

all different kinds of music, Jazz, Country, Rock and Roll and Oldies. Anything that makes me want to boogie!

My family…

is the most important part of my life!

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

my Father and Father-in-Law who both passed away too soon and not too long ago.

One thing I cannot live without…

my family!

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a pilot in the Air Force.

I’m inspired by…

new innovations and technology.

The one person who motivates me is…

my wife, Cammy. I don’t know of a person with a bigger heart or who works harder at everything she does!

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

for people to stop and think about how their actions and words can affect other people.

The perfect day would be…

waking up next to my honey with a view of the beach or the mountains, brunch out in the open air then off on a hike, exploring new territory until we can capture a beautiful sunset. Hoping my 14 year-old dog has the energy to join us!

My first job was…

as a maintenance man and camera man at a TV station.

My favorite escape…

in a power boat on a lake with water as smooth as glass.

My life…

is a blessing from God that I appreciate every day.

I’m currently working on…

finding a permanent marketing position with a great organization or adding to my consulting business with a couple clients that need my expertise to help them grow their business.

Always…

be kind and take time to enjoy the moment.

Never…

judge others too quickly or forget to be grateful for what you have in life!

Favorite Quote…

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in the stone monument, but what is woven into the lives of others” Pericles

Biggest Dream…

to ride horses on the beach on a sunny afternoon with all my grandkids (one day in the future as neither of my kids are married yet!)

My Pet Peeve(s)…

mean and judgmental people who are insensitive to the misfortune of others.

 



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