Meet John O’Brien
John O’Brien is a 12-year resident of Fort Dodge. He was raised in Atlantic and graduated from Atlantic High School. After serving two years in the U.S. Army, John joined the Ironworkers Local # 21 in Omaha. John and his brother Mark started a construction business that lasted more than 33 years. John sold his half of the partnership in 1990 and returned to college to pursue his current profession as an educator. John is currently a 5-12 grade principal for Manson Northwest Webster Community School District, where he works in a school designed to educate at-risk children. John and his wife of 43 years, Gina, have raised two children, who both still live in Iowa. They have three grandchildren.