John Whelan

John Whelan has over twenty-five years of experience operating a commercial interior plantscape business in the BW metro area  John has been responsible for all aspects of his business (Tropical Interiors), from hiring employees, meeting payroll, advertising, insurance and managing and overseeing hundreds of commercial accounts. Fiscally conservative by nature, he has learned to manage a successful business and survive the cyclical nature of economic and market forces.

John’s other hat that he proudly wears is “In Recovery”. John has been a friend of Bill W. for over thirty-seven years. John’s service work in AA includes taking meetings into the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, Hagerstown RCI facilities and volunteering at the FMH Detox ward. For the past four years John has been the District 41 treasurer in the New Market-Mt Airy area.

Currently, John is transitioning from running Tropical Interiors to working as an Addictions Counselor at Mountain Manor in Sykesville…starting February 2021. John is fulfilling a long-term promise to himself  to help others with substance abuse issues and looks forward to giving back to the community that was there for him all those years ago.


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