Blog it Forward – Keith Johnson
What was your dream job as a kid?
To be a musician or conductor of an orchestra. I’ve enjoyed music from a young age. Both sides of my family are musically inclined. One of my great grandfather’s (see pic below) was personal friends with John Phillip Sousa. He had also wrote a number of marches and was the leadermusic Culver Military Academy.
What is your favorite place in the world?
Near or in the mountains. Whether that is in southern California, near Glacier National Park in the northern Rockies of Montana or the Rockies of Colorado. I also like the Smokey and Blue Ridge mountains. So CAl is best though as there are mountains and the ocean!
What is the most fun project you’ve ever participated in and why?
In high school and college is was part of a local community theater group. I enjoyed building sets and doign the lighting design and operations during the performance. The best show I ever lit was a 25 year anniversary music from the various musicals they had done over the years and put those together in a collage / variety show. That was a bast as there over 170 light cues. That was a great because I love pushing buttons and flipping switches. 😉