John Waldo

Profile Updated: September 27, 2014
Residing In: Springfield, MO
Occupation: Financial Analyst
Children: Stephen, born 1990; Daniel, born 1993
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My first job after graduating from Winona State in computer science was coding video games (in assembler) for Coleco. When the company foundered in 1984, I joined Mayo as a progammer-analyst in financial applications.

I completed an MBA at UW-Madison in 1991 after moving to Madison and then spent 16 years as a stay-at-home parent for two sons. During that time I recorded four CDs and did a fair amount of touring as a classical guitarist (johnwaldo.com). One of my favorite music perks has been attending the Grammy Awards in L.A. as a member of the Recording Academy.

I am now single and have lived in Springfield, Missouri since 1995.

School Story:

I had a great time lighting the touchdown rockets for the state champion football team - got to light lots of fireworks. It was a thrill escorting Paige Kennedy across the field for Homecoming senior year.

I was always amazed by our student leaders. They fostered such great school spirit.

If you could go back to high school, what would you do differently?

I would enjoy the relationships that were available, instead of bemoaning those that weren't.

Did you have one or more part time jobs while in high school? If so, dish the details.

My first job was at Mr. Donut by Shakee's Pizza when I was 15. I have never gorged on so many donuts in my life.

Other than a parent, who has been the most influential person in your life, and why?

American Government teacher Lyle Allen was a great encourager for me. He kept in contact with me for several years, and was very helpful as a mentor.

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John in front, Brach in back, around 1960, Marquette, Michigan cottage.
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John's backyard pommel horse. We had a complete gymnastic setup in the neighborhood between Mark Huemoeller, Gary Wilson, the Wenner brothers, and me.
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