Name: John “Sparky” Pearson
Occupation: Co-founder of LSA Burger Co. and owner of Elk River Investments
Birth date and place: Sept. 11; Stillwater, Okla.
Family: Wife, Carrie; daughter, Katelynn, 18; sons, Will, 12, and Grant, 10
The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: being creative.
My business philosophy is: adopted from Zig Ziglar: “You can have anything in life you want if you’ll help enough other people get what they want.”
If I could, I’d be a: governor of Texas
I’m so sick of: can’t-do attitudes!
The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Abraham Lincoln, Ellen Degeneres, Willie Nelson and Tom Hanks.
My hobbies are: snow skiing, poker, golf, archery and airsoft in the backyard.
The last book I read was: Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand.
I wish I knew how to: speak Spanish fluently.
My worst habit is: telling too many stories.
Nobody knows I: created a character for each of my children and took them on adventures to unknown lands.
The person I most admire is: Roger Staubach.
I drive a: Toyota FJ Cruiser.
I’d like to be driving a: VW Bus.
I regret: not using sunscreen as a child.
If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Go snow skiing in New Zealand for the Fourth of July!
If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: Campus Theatre sign would be lit every night.
When I retire, I plan to: travel to the Amalfi Coast in Italy, ride my bike and take cooking classes.
Community activities: Denton Chamber of Commerce and Denton Main Street Association