FISH CREEK, WI (June 9, 2016) – A life-long Door County resident, born and raised on a dairy farm in Egg Harbor and owner of Carlson-Erickson Builders, John Sawyer has an excellent reputation in the community. He has given much of his time to helping community youth through Gibraltar High School by coaching the football team for 20 years, girls softball team for 7 years, girls JV basketball team for 7 years and by serving on the school board for 13 years. John has also been involved with the Door County YMCA inaugural board, Nor Door Athletics as president, St. John's Church council, Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands, and Northern Door American Legion Baseball, among other organizations too long to list. John holds a college degree in Business Administration from UW-La Crosse.
Sawyer joins Northern Sky Theater's Board of Directors
John and his wife, Jackie, are proud parents of former Miss Wisconsin, Kimberly Larsen (nee Sawyer), former Miss Door County, Katie Helscher (nee Sawyer), and son Tom Sawyer. His entire family has enjoyed Northern Sky shows over the years while camping in Peninsula State Park.
"I've always had an interest in the arts, playing percussion in band and having backstage, supporting and lead roles in the high school plays. It's a side of me people don't always see," stated John. "My wife and I havealso fostered a love of the arts in our children. I look forward to helping the arts community through my work on the board and introducing the next generation of Sawyer grandchildren to our Northern Sky tradition."
"We are delighted to welcome John's leadership to Northern Sky Theater as we move into this exciting next chapter in our company's growth," added board chairperson, Mary Seeberg.
Northern Sky Theater is a non-profit professional theater organization that produces original musical shows in repertory from June through August. Northern Sky continues its performances into the fall with shows at the Door Community Auditorium and town halls September through October and over the Christmas holiday.