Executive Corner – John Shinholser

Executive Corner

September 15, 2017
The Executive Corner is a new weekly feature of the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin. We send our participants forty questions and ask them to choose twenty they would like to answer. It includes a short profile and a link to their website. We hope you enjoy it.




John Shinholser serves as the President of The McShin Foundation, which  was founded in 2004 and named for its two recovering co-founders, John  Shinholser and Carol McDaid. John Shinholser is a memorable speaker that leaves a lasting impression on his audiences – as well as with anyone else that he may encounter.  Passionate and very devoted to the recovery community, John has motivated thousands of people to improve their lives. John is a United States Marine Corps veteran.

John Shinholser
President, The McShin Foundation

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Q. If you are in recovery, what was your DOC and when did you discontinue its use?
Alcohol, pot, acid

Q. If you ever retire, would you prefer to live by the ocean, lake, river, or mountaintop, or penthouse?

Q. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Amelia Island

Q. If you had an extra million dollars, which charity would you donate it to?

Q. What is your current hobby?

Q. What is your favorite news show?
Real sports with Brian Gumble

Q.What is your favorite TV series?
Game of Thrones

Q. What is your favorite Band/composer/musical artist?
Rolling Stones

Q. What is your favorite Broadway musical/play?

Q. What is your favorite Sport to play?

Q. What is your favorite Cuisine?

Q. Have you ever been arrested and, if so, what for?
12 times ,all addiction related

Q. Do you have any children?
One child

Q. Do you think the U.S. should adopt the Portuguese Decriminalization Model?

Q. Who do you prefer to read for mysteries?
John Grisham

Q. Do you take work home with you?

Q. What are five things you always carry with you?
Wallet, watch, hanky, pocket knife and business cards

Q. What’s the greatest risk you’ve ever taken?

Q. What game do you like to play in a casino?
2’s wild poker

Q. Do you think addiction is an illness, a disease a choice, or a wicked twist of fate?
A disease