was born in Minnesota and has lived in Tulsa since the age of 9. He has been a part of the River City Family since 2007 and is one of our many successful dealers. His booth has a lot of style and fair pricing. Furniture, Art, Chandeliers. If you see something you would like, it doesn't last long! Meet 4JG4.
RC: When did you first know that you had a love for re-selling and collecting?
JG: When I was 12 years old. I grew up on 91st and Harvard. I would take the bus and go to Admiral Flea Market, use my lunch money to buy things. I would then walk to Jenks, cross the bridge and go to re-sale shops such as Hurts Furniture and turn my five dollars into twelve, twelve into twenty five and twenty five into forty. They were probably sympathy sales. (laughing) My Mom would wake up and my bedroom would have new wall colors, new bedding and other furnishings. (laughing)
RC: What is your funniest "Sale" story?
JG: Well, I don't want to say. They probably know who they are. (laughing) I still deal with the same people, so I don't want to "go there."
RC: What would your advice be to new dealers?
JG: (laughing) I don't know if I am one to give advice, I think everyone has their own vision and goal. Keep true to yourself. Some people study each thing. I walk by, if it doesn't catch my eye, I keep going. I let the stuff find me.
RC: What is your favorite thing about River City?
JG: (long pause) (laughing) Actually, my favorite thing, is that I like to shop here. Being here, I get to shop other people’s booths and I like getting ideas. Finding out what is trending.
RC: If you could have 50lbs of anything other than money, what would you want?
JG: Other than money? I want the GOLD! (laughing)
RC: What is one field of profession that you never pursued, but think you would probably be good at?
JG: Probably, motivational speaking......or counseling. I am pretty smart, but people don't listen to me. If I had a stage, they would have to. (laughing) and of course, I am morbidly shy, so that may not work.
RC: What is your favorite period of furniture or interior design?
JG: Okay, 18th Century French, Louis XV and XVI. I also like French Empire. One of my hobbies is collecting Napoleonic Military memorabilia.
RC: What is the greatest “treasure" that you have found?
JG: My Sofa. I've had it restored, and have had it for many years. It is circa 1800's Empire. I bought it because it was cool. People have actually laughed at me, but I love it. I'm horrible with decorating booths, but I am great at decorating a room.
RC: Five things that you can't live without:
JG: 1. My Faith, 2.Instagram 3.Facebook 4. My sofa (laughing) 5. The Taco Food Truck on 21st and Garnett.
RC: Favorite Place to travel?
JG: Dallas. I just like Dallas. It's one of my favorite places to shop and it is visually stimulating.
RC: Do you have a favorite childhood memory?
JG: Not really. I was never much of a child. I didn't want many toys. If I played with toys, it was toys that you could build things with. One of my biggest frustrations was that you couldn't build a house out of Lincoln Logs with windows. (laughing)
RC: Favorite Quote:
JG: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for men to do nothing" This kind of stuck with me. It makes it sound like I am deep and philosophical, but I am not.