About Johnny T

“The socially awkward nerd in the corner”, I am John Taylor, better known as Johnny T. I hail from Lebanon, VA, nestled in the mountains of southwest Virginia. I am a husband, father of two, cancer survivor, mental health awareness advocate, tech enthusiast, and IT guy.

I was diagnosed with testicular cancer in September of 2012, and received my remission status the following February. Since then I have served as an advocate and patient mentor for other testicular cancer patients. I have also been a soldier of mental illness for a good portion of my life. I lead several online groups dedicated to fathers who battle with mental illness, and I serve as an outspoken advocate of men's mental health awareness.

I have been a tech enthusiast my entire life. From mobile technology, to technology futures, I am fascinated by the world of ones and zeros. I graduated with my Associate's Degree in Information Systems in 2017 and plan to return to school to gain more knowledge and certifications in security, networking, and data management.


Place of Employment Time of Employment Position Responsibilities
Northrop Grumman July 2017-Current Tier 1 Support Analyst
Southwest Virginia Community College April 2017-May 2017 IT Intern Responsibilities were imaging computers to be reused on campus, troubleshooting problems with onsite computers and peripherals, documenting devices worked on for inventory purposes.
Food Service Industry (General) 2001-2012 McAlister’s, Wendy’s, Sams Hotdogs, Waffle House, Mom and Pop Pancake Shop, Antonina’s I served in many roles such as manager, kitchen head, cashier, cook, shift leader, wait staff, host, and maintenance for 11 years.
Self-Employed Parenting Blogger | The DaddyYo Dude 2008-2012 Blogger, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Campaign Partner I started The DaddyYo Dude in 2008, writing about the joys and challenges of being a parent. I had the
pleasure of working with many brands in their social media campaigns as a guest blogger, brand advocate,
copywriter, and more. Most of what I know now about social media, came from these 4 wonderful years.





WordPress Design

Content Creation


Java & Javascript

Visual Basic


Bash and PowerShell Command


Social Media Marketing

Engagement Reporting


Brand Awareness


Problem Solving

Conflict Resolution

Connecting Ideas


Time Management


Priority Sorting


Concise and Effective

Critical Listening

Customer Interaction


School Years Attended Completion Status Degree Earned
Southwest Virginia Community College 2015-2017 Graduated Associate of Applied Science: Information Systems Technology
Lexington High School 1998-2001 Graduated High School Diploma
Organization/Award Years Role
Eplison Pi Tau | Delta Nu Chapter 2016-2017 Chapter Vice President
Phi Theta Kappa | Upsilon Upsilon Chapter 2015-Present Member
Dean’s List Fall 2015 – Spring 2017 Recepient