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John.Maher
Marketing Director & Piano Player
Petaluma Pete is actually John Maher.
He and Brenda, his bride of 40 years, are empty-nesting over on 5th street. Brenda owns Petaluma's French Hen Antiques across from the B of A and John does what he's told so she'll let him out on weekends to push his upright piano to the corner of Western & Petaluma Blvd. to entertain the passers by. The Petaluma Pete name has become as much a part of the town as the downtown clock tower he plays under, and he has already won two "Best Local Musician" awards and has been voted the 2013 "Best Local Entertainer" in the Petaluma360 Argus Courier reader's poll. He's also been the grand marshal leading Petaluma's annual Butter & Eggs Day Parade and is the emcee for Petaluma’s Theatre Square Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony and for the Petaluma “Cruisin’ the Blvd.” Tribute to American Graffiti weekend. Petaluma Pete is also a traditional fixture during Petaluma’s Annual Downtown Art & Garden Festival and Antique Faire. He has a popular “Kids Only” video series and writes a blog for both newspapers. Last year, john earned a Certified Tourism Ambassador certificate promoting Petaluma as the “Gateway to Sonoma County Wine Country”. John fell in love with Petaluma 7 years ago during a business trip up from LA and never looked back. As a veteran communication director, he also has a “real job” (as he puts it), with 30 years of advertising and promotion experience providing social media marketing and video production for Petaluma merchants and business owners. See this link for an example:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U51VmXSCNKQ
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