John Patten

President/COO

  • If you could have any superhero power for a day, what would you choose?
  • Hey, I was Spiderman for Halloween….next question….
  • What do you enjoy doing to relieve stress?
  • I find that running my fingernails across a chalkboard has a notable visceral reaction and my mood immediately shifts.
  • If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
  • My father.  For a life that was full, it was cut much too short and I was just graduating from college when he passed away.  He was a brilliant man, a history buff, WWII vet who served in the Pacific Theatre...I would learn so much in that short dinner together
  • Describe your personality in 3 words.
  • Even-tempered, empathetic, fun
  • What was the first concert you ever went to?
  • Oh my...please...everyone sit down in a circle, join your hands, Peter, Paul & Mary…...okay..I’ve just completely outed my age!
  • What is your favorite part of working at mg?
  • The “vibe."  The excitement. The team pulling together because this, my friends, is SHOW BUSINESS!
  • Name something about yourself that surprises people.
  • At 16 years of age I, along with my friend, would perform USO Shows at Fort Knox in Kentucky.  We’d take the USO bus out of Louisville and hit the Fort with our repertoire of great folk songs.  (Remember Peter, Paul & Mary from an earlier answer?)  The troops really loved, “Blowin in the Wind."  Yes, that verse that starts with “Where have all the soldiers gone….”  Well, you can imagine how that went over!