Who Am I?

Aged 12 at Oakwood School, West Ashling

My name is John Wood. I am a Scientologist living in East Grinstead, West Sussex, UK.

Personal blogs: www.johnalexwood.com and www.uptone.co.uk.

Facebook Profile: www.facebook.com/johnalexwood
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/johnalexwood1

Twitter: @johnalexwood and @uptone

I have many other interests too. In fact, I am interested in pretty much everything! My other main interest, however, is all things Monty Python, especially Terry Gilliam's 1985 Brazil which I'm passionate about. It's been a bit of a life project for me (well, since 1985 anyway) in that I have met half of the cast as well as its director many times, and I've visited nearly all of its filming locations.

I own the company WorldWidePR which offers outsourced social media management services i.e. it manages blogs, Twitter profiles, Facebook Pages, Google Plus Pages, YouTube Channels, Pinterest profiles, Flickr profiles and LinkedIn business pages on behalf of its clients. The company also offers internet marketing and PR services in the form of submissions to online press release, directory and forthcoming events sites.

At Narconon UK, Heathfield, East Sussex
I went to Cranleigh School and then the University of Surrey where I gained a BSc (Hon) in Hotel and Catering Management. I worked in hotels for a while, including London's 5-star The May Fair Hotel but then progressed into the computer industry (in sales and marketing) in the late 80s when the very idea of a PC with a hard drive (as opposed to just floppy drives) was exciting! I've sold Novell networks, Silicon Graphics computers and web applications in my time. I am also a former staff member of Narconon UK.

I'm also a dad - I have a son and 2 stepchildren, and I'm also a grandpa!

My father, Leonard Berney, liberated Belsen Concentration Camp and my stepfather, Kenneth Wood, founded Kenwood, the company that makes Kenwood food mixers.

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