Monday, February 2, 2015

Volunteer Spotlight--John Langdon

John is a native of San Diego, California.  He became very tired of the hectic pace of life in California and recently relocated  to Payson.  In John’s own words, “I am a gypsy traveler.  I have lived seven different states, four different countries, and traveled in 12 western states on a motorcycle.”  He admits that age has been a determining factor to settle down in Payson.
    In 1963 he joined the Marine Corps and stayed in until 1968.  He has been highly involved in Veterans affairs ranging from being a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League, American Legion member, Patriot Guard member, the first chairman of the first State of Utah Vietnam Memorial located on the state capitol grounds, and more.  He and a friend are currently working on setting up a program for disabled vets to get out and photograph the State of Utah’s scenic sights.
    Back in the early 70’s he moved to Provo and was a partner in Scott Adams Photography Studio.   He later sold his interest in the studio but his interest in photography continued..     Photography has been a hobby for years most of his life.  In the month of January,  he will be having a one-man show with his photography exhibit at the Peteetneet Museum.  You can see a lot of his work on his web site at:
    John is a single father of two fantastic daughters, and grandfather to seven grandchildren.  He will travel at the drop of a hat.  “Have camera, will travel” is one of his mottos. He loves the mountains and National Parks here in Utah.
    He invites you to come into the Peteetneet Museum on any Friday afternoon and take a tour with him.  He guarantees you will have fun and learn something.
He has enjoyed the time he has been serving as a volunteer at the museum, meeting with new people and making new friends.    


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