John Pierson is a Midwest native—born and raised in the Chicagoland area. While attending John Carroll University (located in the Cleveland area), John was able to study abroad in both China and Germany before receiving his degree in International Business. After college, he moved back to Chicago. Working in outside sales for a large staffing firm that specializes in recruiting and placing human resources candidates. Outside of work, John loves to travel as frequently as possible with his husband and friends. On weekends you can find him hiking, swimming, drawing, reading, and watching movies (especially horror films).