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John Mican

Director of Grounds and Historic Preservation
I attended the University of Illinois and obtained a B.A. from Columbia College in Chicago studying photography. I have worked at Virginia Chance since 2007.  Before moving to Louisville in 1996 I was a construction contractor in Chicago. Prior to working at VCS, I was employed by the Louisville Visual Art Association in various roles including teaching photography, director of special events, maintenance of the historic Water Tower and other LVAA properties and installing art in their four galleries. I have also worked as a carpenter rehabbing houses in the Louisville area.
My friend Eric Stevens told me about the open position at VCS. "It is very rewarding and inspiring to work with the dedicated staff and creative teachers at VCS." I have two brilliant daughters that are both graduates of Bellarmine University.  I am an avid cyclist as well as a nationally ranked tennis player. I retired from coaching tennis last year from Bellarmine University as the winningest coach in Bellarmine's history. I am married to Louisville native, photographer Martha Work and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.