John and Jan have lived in Beaverdam Run, a self-managed condo community in North Asheville since 2010. Prior to retiring to Asheville, they lived in Pittsburgh, PA for 30 years. They both enjoyed a successful career in television. Jan was a program producer for several stations and was fortunate to work with many talented people who helped her win local, national and international awards including a Peabody for “Second Chance” about organ transplantation and donation. Jan served as Director of Program Development
for Leadership Pittsburgh and held an Assistant Professor position at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. John completed his television career as the Chief Broadcast Engineer. When he retired from Broadcasting, he became a travel agent for 18 years.
Since John was 13, he has enjoyed amateur radio. He also likes to garden and lead the maintenance of his community Clubhouse, swimming pool and streetlights. Jan enjoys a range of hobbies including swimming, yoga and amateur photography. Jan serves on the Board of the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. They also love to travel.
SURPRISED TO KNOW
John is a Certified BBQ Judge and they both quit their jobs and took an around the world cruise for four months!
John and Jan agree that being the first residents in a new retirement community tops their list. While they can’t wait to move in, they like that it’s still a few years until Legacy opens, which fits their age timeline for moving. But the fact that they can go ahead and choose their preferred home, lock in the price and even be in control of the overall interior design is very appealing. They really like the fact that they can continue to benefit from home ownership. The CCRC concept is another important feature because they have no children. And especially during the current Covid situation, they like knowing additional and alternative health and safety precautions can be incorporated into buildings and outdoor spaces. The year around pool was a strong selling point too!
FUTURE AT LEGACY
Jan enjoys getting to know people so plan to see her volunteer on the welcoming committee. John is a Certified Pool Operator (CPO) which is a requirement for maintaining a public swimming pool in NC. He will be a great asset to our team who maintains the swimming pool.
Legacy at Mills River will be a sustainably-designed Continuing Care Retirement Community, located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering equity ownership. Residents hold the deed to their own property: a stunning home designed for 21st Century convenience and following LEED principles for eco-friendly construction.