John Mountain

John Mountain

Associate Director

Kagin Commons, 104
Telephone: 651-696-6729

Life story: John has a background in staffing and recruitment, consulting, technology, and organizational development.  He joined Macalester in January of 2004, after working in human resources at GE Capital, Northwest Airlines, and Target Corporation. He earned his Bachelor’s degree emphasizing Human Resources and Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and his Master of Business Administration in Human Resources from the University of St. Thomas. John enjoys spending time with his wife and two children as well as discussing politics, hiking, and traveling.


Coffee order: Hot chocolate

With more free time:  My backyard would look less like a jungle

Oddest Job:  Sorting greeting cards that were returned in no particular order. Think of a large game of concentration. Challenging for a few minutes, but not for weeks at a time.

Recent favorite books: The Other Wes Moore and Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

Best advice: Be thankful for those who have helped you at Mac and strive to be that person for those that follow.