- Bar expert
- Wine and spirits writer whose work has appeared in GQ, Bon Appétit, PUNCH, Liquor.com, Thrillist, Food & Wine, and Wine Enthusiast
- Cocktail book author
- Co-founder, Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation (RWCF), an advocacy and action nonprofit dedicated to finding structural solutions to quality-of-life issues facing workers in the hospitality industry
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine 40 Under 40 Tastemakers of 2020; Thrillist's Local Heroes award winner; and Tales of the Cocktail’s philanthropy award winner.
John is a celebrated mixologist, author, and workers rights advocate with over a decade of experience crafting delicious drinks. John founded Proteau, a line of zero-proof botanical drinks. In March 2020, his nonprofit RWCF established a Covid-19 relief fund and has so far raised over $8 million to fund relief efforts for affected hospitality industry workers.