Posted on Feb 20, 2018
John Nyakoe Nyasani - John was born and raised in Eldoret Kenya, East Africa. At 13 he knew he wanted to come to the United States and study. He vividly remembers being a child in his village and the community set up a screen and showed a movie....the first time anyone in their village saw a movie.  One scene had a locomotive come straight at the audience and he recalls everyone moving out of the way.  It was his introduction to technology that has remained through today. His father is a retired Agriculturalist and is a farmer. His mother owns a boutique and sells clothes.  They were strong examples of curiosity, work ethic, and determination for John. They also own a tea farm in Kenya. John emigrated to Minneapolis, MN at 17 years of age. He is married to Cassandra (from Milwaukee and why we are fortunate to have him in our  community.  He is the father of Jordan and Candyce and has lived in Milwaukee since 2010.  Currently he's the IS Business Automation Specialist / Health Reports Coordinator with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.  John is engaging and passionate about life and his faith.  
Gustavo de Arriba - Gustavo is originally from Spain and has been the Director of Global Quality for Johnson Controls since April 2017 but came to Milwaukee with Johnson Controls in May 2016.  He has worked for Johnson Controls for 18 years and came to Milwaukee after working in Germany since 2009.  He loves being challenged and getting outside of his comfort zone. He changed his professional field of work for the challenge.  He is learning Mandarin after being proficient in Spanish, English, and German and has basic French and Italian as well.  He is an Industrial Engineer with his MBA. He's been married since 2000 and the couple have 5 children. Gustavo loves rugby, has run 4 marathons and hopes to begin training to do his first US marathon in Chicago. Gustavo is another wonderful conversationalist and like John, can talk about many topics and interests.