Employee Spotlight: John Sirpilla

Employee Spotlight: John Sirpilla

Our employee spotlight this week is on John Sirpilla. Although you don't see Johnny often at the store, he is one of the owners at Laura of Pembroke and is a vital part of our business! Johnny spends most of his work days in his office which is located in the back of our Nobles Pond Showcase Window! Those of you who know John know that his sense of humor is one of his best qualities... enjoy his answers below! 

Johnny Sirpilla

johnasirpillaWhat is your role at Laura of Pembroke?

Testosterone provider.  I know it isn’t a high level but I don’t have much to spare.   I’m actually wearing a pink sweater as I type. 

Before working at Laura of Pembroke, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I won the Best Legs contest at Miami University.   It really wasn’t a job but I just want everyone to know that I won that contest.  

If you could switch jobs with anyone at LOP, whose job would you want?

Without a doubt, my Mom. I want to be the pretty Matriarch that makes it all happen. 

What do you like most about working at LOP?

It makes me feel so manly when I’m there.   Like I’m rough and tough for the first time in my life. 

How many years have you worked at LOP?

I’ve been sitting in women’s dressing rooms with my Mom and older sisters since I was 2.   If you count that time, and you should, it’s been 47 years.  

What is your all time favorite LOP purchase?

Any gift that made my wife smile and there’s been a lot of them.   I’m happier when she’s smiling. 

Best vacation you’ve been to?

London with my wife, kids, and Mom.  It was fun trying to communicate with the locals and see if we could pick up the language.  We actually did pretty well.   “Halo, Pip!”   See …. 

Do you have a favorite newspaper or blog?

I don’t pleasure read.  Susan does and the kids and I make fun of her for it. 

Do you have a favorite quote?

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has it’s limits. -Albert Einstein 

Favorite travel spot?

I love to go out west.   Mostly, I just go to Massillon but someday I hope to go further to Canal Fulton.

What book did you read last?

I was given 3 books for my birthday.   “Lead for God’s Sake”  “Surrender” and  “Be a Man!”  I think the Universe is trying to tell me something.  

What do you like to do on your days off?

Think about work. 

What is your favorite TV show or Movie?

Modern Family.   I won’t be happy until I am actually Phil Dunphy.

Where is your hometown?

Far, far away from here in a magical place called North Canton.

Where would you like to travel to?

I’d love to go to Canton.   I hear that really cool people work there.  


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