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John Colclasure

PROJECT MANAGER

What do you do at ITSA? Why do you like it?

“At ITSA, I am considered a project manager, however can be considered a site manager, a sounding board, Driver, Quality Control, Logistics,  and sometimes even a student counselor. I am also known as “That old guy” that makes sure students, interns, as well as employees put their equipment away, or “that funny guy” parents have met at many of our outings ;).” “I came to work at ITSA after retiring from the Department of Corrections. My goal at the time was simply to find something that was a “positive” experience. After working within an industry for two decades that really did not allow for positive experiences, a change was needed. I found that working with students, and parents alike I received that positive experience that I had longed for.”

Fun Facts

Favorite dessert or candy? I have never been a fan of candy, however I have always had the ability to accept a large portion of Cheese Cake. Favorite show or movie? Although it does give my age, I can state that one of my favorite movie of all times was Fiddler on the Roof. What’s your favorite thing to do with your family? Since my kids have moved on to bigger and better things, including taxes, my wife and I like to listen to quiet. (It is a difficult task, however someone has to do it.) Do you have any hobbies? I like to write for a hobby. I also was in several musicals during high school and College. What favorite singer, band or song do you like? I have been asked, what my favorite music is. I can state that this is an impossible question to answer. I can say I have an electric taste. Music of every decade, as well as century. From 1905, the Vagabond all the way through Dean Martin, all Blues, all Jazz, past Elvis, Queen , Lynyrd Skynyrd, all the way to Ed Sheeran. Any pets?  I have one dog named Jenna that forgot to leave with her parents (my children), however we still feed her. Anything funny, unusual or unique about you? I worked 20 years for the Arizona Department of Corrections in several difference capacities. I was one of the founders of the Union that represents it, and before that particular journey, I was in sales, as well as the performing arts. (Dancing and Singing).

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