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John Yokoyama

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 on an 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 daily life.

Dr. Michelli is a psychologist, organizational consultant, daily radio show talk host, professional speaker, and author of Humor, 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.