John Yokoyama is the owner of the World Famous Pike
Place Fish Market. John's love of fish began as a child
fishing with his father on Puget Sound. He learned the retailing
business by working
at his dad's produce stand in the Pike Place Farmer's Market.
He purchased Pike Place Fish in 1965. At that time, John
was one of several
employees of the quiet, unassuming little
fish stand. After numerous unsuccessful attempts to sell the
business, John’s employer offered him the opportunity
to purchase Pike Place Fish. As a young man of 25, John was
at first hesitant to buy the business. The monthly payments
on his new 1965 Buick Riviera, however, were taking much
of his $150.00 weekly pay. He decided he could do better
owner’s salary. John purchased Pike Place Fish to help
make his car payments - amazing how things turned out! He
lives in Seattle.
Joseph Michelli, PhD
From flying fish to fun-filled and information rich presentations,
Dr. Joseph Michelli electrifies audiences! His national and international
presentations aid corporations and individuals learn success principles,
maximize their potential, manage change, and enjoy the magic of
Dr. Michelli is a psychologist, organizational consultant,
daily radio show talk host, professional speaker, and author
Play and Laughter. He presents and consults on the creation
of dynamic and playful corporate cultures for corporations
around the world. Dr.
Michelli's past exploits include international travel and clowning
with Dr. Patch Adams. He lives in Pinellas Park, FL.