Hi. I’m John Housholder: part entrepreneur, part recovering technologynerd. I’m from Memphis, TN and love the Grizzlies and Wiseacre beer. I founded my first company, Ah So Designs in 2008 on the idea that I could build a business on WordPress, an open source web development platform. Recently, I’ve founded Kurate.it, a WordPress plugin that allows you to send emails from WordPress, and WP Facilitator, structured accountability mastermind group for WordPress business owners.
I’m often told that I am a strategic thinker who’ll give it to you straight. I have three great loves: Garth Brooks, the web and my dog, Dunn. I was married in July of 2014, to a beautiful Rebel from the University of Mississippi. Allison is my great love, but don’t worry Dunn, you can still sleep inside. I have a master’s in Instructional Technology from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, help run the Nashville WordPress Meetup and Nashville WordCamp, sit on the SEYA board of directors, volunteer as a mentor at the Entrepreneur Center and am on the Young Life Nashville committee.