John is the CEO at Blythe’s Sport Shop. John is a career retailer, with over 35 years of experience in both specialty and big box retail. After attending Valparaiso University, John began his retail career with a small specialty retailer, growing from 1 to 4 stores before being recruited to a Multi-Unit position with a National Retailer. Over the course of the next 25+ years, John has been responsible for over 80 stores in 17 states. A lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, John has been familiar with the Blythe’s tradition and is committed to maintaining its reputation as the premiere firearms retailer in the Chicagoland marketplace. The father of a 16 year old son, John enjoys spending time in the outdoors, both camping and backpacking. A registered Scout Leader, John volunteers his time at both the troop and district level and is looking forward to a visit to Philmont Scout Ranch with his son in 2021.