It's hard to be blue when you're around John Pinkster. He's just plain good for what may be ailing your outlook. Part of his remedy is a disarming smile. Part is a limber laugh that's perpetually on auto-pilot. The rest is a proprietary mix of sincerity, decency and down-to-earth likability. So you've been warned: Spend time around Pinkster, and you'll undergo a hue-mungus change.
John and his four brothers were born and raised in the Kalamazoo area (Parchment), and his parents still live locally. That makes it easy for them to see John, his wife Brittany and their two children—Matthew (4) and Colin (2). John adores his wife, whom he quickly recognizes as his better half and the pragmatic, grounding force in his life. A huge fan of financial counselor Dave Ramsey, John has had calls to Dave's nationally syndicated radio show aired three times. John loves movies from the Coen brothers and those of Jim Carey. He can even recite most of dialogue from the latter by heart.
HUMANeX Ventures and Streamline Healthcare Solutions were two previous stops along a career path that eventually led to Maestro's door. Before either of those stops, though, John spent time at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Western Michigan University to earn a degree in Computer Information Systems. John is excited to be a part of Maestro. "I think Maestro is so successful because of the talent the team pours into its work to create awesome products. They will push me to be better and I hope to do the same."
- Is a percussionist and teaches a local winter drum line group (Legends) for high school and college students.
- Born on his oldest brother’s birthday and on the same day and same year as a cousin.
- Didn’t discover that he wanted to make computers a career until the sophomore year of college.
Welcome Home by Coheed and Cambria on the album, Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1