John Wentworth

Profile Updated: August 13, 2020
Class of 1960
Residing In: San Pedro, CA USA
Homepage: www.wentco.com
Spouse/Partner: Debbie Sam
Children, Grandchildren: Son, Mike; daughter, Amy; grandsons, Derik and Johnny
Military Service: US Army  
Occupation: www.wentco.com
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Rock 'n roll disk jocky, film maker, solider, film maker again, race relations trainer, human resources manager/director, head hunter and, 1984-2017, owner of my own company (Wentworth Recruiting). Also board member, Angels Gate Cultural Center and board Chair, PortTech Los Angeles, a maritime industry oriented incubator. Prior: founding member, LA City Board of Taxicab Commissioners; President, Port of Los Angeles Harbor Commission; President, Board of Directors, InfragardLA (FBI/private sector counter-terrorism partnership); presentation and scientific diver, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA.

Retired from The Wentworth Company in 2017. Now Chair of the Board for https://warfighteradvance.org, helping deployed vets overcome post trauma issues in order to fully reintegrate into their post-war lives. Exceptional success. Free to all.

Different places I have lived:

After high school: Ohio-college(1 yr), Baltimore-rock ' roll disk jockey (1 yr), Boston-finally graduated from college, Baltimore-photographed and edited TV commercials, various US Army bases-training, got married, Viet Nam-infrantry, Los Angeles-post grad school, film making, race relations trainer, Human Resoures jobs, got divorced, Venice and Marina del Rey-more jobs, started own company, got married again, San Pedro-own company, adopted son and daughter, got divorced, got in another long term relationship, which, happily persists. Then retired! Now hanging out with my honey, waiting for COVID to pass.

Family history living in South Pasadena:

My Mom and I arrived in 1954 and both left in 1960.

Elementary school and junior high/middle school(s) that I attended.

Altadena Elementary
McKinley Junior High
So. Pas. Junior high

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with:

Lost touch with Rick Busacca. Greg Dalton died.

School Memories:

Ummmm...too much to recount without considerable thought.

Organizations, clubs, sports groups, and other groups I (did or do) participate in (in high school and/or now):

Junior Statesman in High School.

What's happening in my life now:

4/29/2020: Retired and living the Covid 19 sequester dream. All is well.

Son is married, in the Navy deployed to Japan with his wonderful wife where he will serve four years on a guided missile cruiser.

Daughter is married to a wonderful guy, with two kids.

In our 22nd or so year of being not quite married with my best friend, Debbie Sam.

Dog, Charlie, is happy with a bro-dog friend he plays with every day.

Pastimes & Hobbies:

Was a SCUBA diver (PADI divemaster); one of the original divers at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach; scientific diver for the Catalina Conservancy.

Now totally consumed with Warfighter Advance.

Very short introduction to Warfighter Advance: https://www.dropbox.com/s/apctzk3alo2f17...20WENTWORTH.pdf?dl=0

Slightly more informative introduction to Warfighter Advance: https://www.dropbox.com/s/egijbgyfecox5d...20WENTWORTH.pdf?dl=0

Video Introduction to Warfighter Advance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7HVMkVb3s4

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