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The Pasadena Showcase Home for the Arts

The Pasadena Showcase Home for the Arts is a non-profit California Corporation. The members donate their time and talents in order to pull off one of the largest and most successful home and garden tours in the nation. “Founded in 1948, and formerly known as The Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee, they adopted the Pasadena Showcase House of Design as their annual benefit in 1965. About 80 members with a myriad of backgrounds accomplish the Herculean feat of producing the Showcase House.  Many work fulltime at their Showcase “jobs” and they set the gold standard for volunteerism.  Their commitment is legendary in the community.  The organization is also strongly supported by over 200 Intermediate and Associate members who provide financial support and volunteer their time at the Showcase House. The members of PSHA are united by their belief in the power and beauty of music…Their collective goal is to provide funding to programs that benefit the community through diverse music programs that nurture the study and appreciation of music, provide music as a vehicle towards health and healing, offer music education knowing that the study of music enhances other academic subjects, as well as cultural enrichment, and ensure that music is available to a broad range of audiences.” PSHA explained.

Show your support for youth in the arts by purchasing tickets to The Pasadena Showcase House of Design or donate! Every donation contributes to 3 annual music programs; Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition, Pasadena Showcase House Music Mobile, and Pasadena Showcase House Youth Concert. For more information visit

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John was born and raised in Southeast Texas. After playing college football at Tyler Texas, John joined the Navy and served as a jet mechanic during Desert Storm. Following his 4-year term in the Navy, John moved to Los Angeles and began his 20 plus year career in Real Estate. Starting out as a property manager for a Los Angeles real estate development firm, John initially handled the marketing, leasing, accounting and on-site maintenance for a large portfolio of multi-unit buildings owned by the firm. Soon thereafter, he was promoted to the Mergers and Acquisitions Department and supervised the sales training program for property managers at related facilities. During his 8-year tenure at the firm, John was instrumental in building the firm’s $50M+ real estate portfolio. During this same time, John began building his own personal real estate portfolio, ultimately owning and managing multiple rental properties in both Los Angeles and Texas. In 2006, John moved to the Hancock Park area and quickly developed a strong commitment to the community and its continued evolution and development. This commitment, coupled with John’s in-depth, hands-on experience facilitating hundreds of millions of dollars in successful transactions as a real estate manager, investor and agent, allowed for a seamless transition when he and his wife, Jill, opened the doors to their own Boutique Real Estate Office on Larchmont Boulevard – Hancock Homes Realty. Since that time, John’s hard-work, “can-do” attitude, and charismatic personality have helped establish Hancock Homes Realty as one of the top real estate brokerages in the neighborhood with John ranked as the #1 Residential Sales Agent in 2015 for the Hancock Park-Wilshire area*. Additionally, John’s well-honed negotiating skills, and zealous advocacy for his clients make him a formidable force to contend with in any real estate transaction. During his 20 plus year career in Real Estate, John’s success has always been tempered with a deep and abiding commitment to pay it forward and give back to the community. To that end, he is an active member of the Wilshire Rotary Club and enjoys volunteering with multiple organizations in the Los Angeles area. John is lucky enough to have two smart, funny and all-around wonderful boys – Jackson (7) and Liam (4). In his down time, John enjoys playing golf and, more recently, has enjoyed learning to sail.

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