LondonFuse’s volunteer board of directors is the backbone of our organization, giving strength to our mission and supporting our contributors’ pursuit to promote arts and culture in London, Ontario and beyond.

Get to know our Board members with our new “12 Questions With The LondonFuse Board” series, inspired by the iconic Tiger Beat profiles.

Meet Johnathan Rizack (he/him), LondonFuse’s Treasurer!

A image of man with bushy eyebrows and moustache. Next to him it says Johnathan Rizack Treasurer and includes the LondonFuse logo.

Where did you grow up? Tell us your most vivid childhood memory.

I grew up in Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The most vivid childhood memory would have to be me walking into a chocolate store by myself and handed chocolate by everyone in there.

What’s your favourite place in London?

It used to be Masonville Mall pre-Covid. Now it’s hard to tell.

What’s the dumbest way you’ve been injured?

Getting scratched by a stray cat while trying to give it food.

What is something that people think makes them look cool but actually makes them look ridiculous?

Wearing sunglasses at night.

What makes you feel old?

Letting my beard grow.

What do you miss the most during COVID?

Social gatherings

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How many pillows do you have on your bed?

I’ll give you a hint… it’s more than one.

What is the cheesiest pick-up line you’ve used or had used on you?

I had a girl once tell me during our friend’s birthday party at a restaurant say “You’ve got a lot of beautiful curves, but your smile is absolutely my favourite.”

Where would you like to live?

If I could live anywhere, I would live in Italy. The sightseeing, the culture, the food… the endless supply of pasta and lasagne.

What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?

Rice and yogurt!

What is something that isn’t real but you desperately wish was real?

Being able to warp travel to other cities instead of flying in an airplane. It’s getting expensive and you can’t fit a lot in a carry-on bag.

What is your favourite LondonFuse article?

Financial Wellness for Musicians and Creatives by Katherine Fisher… the section about Building an Emergency Fund and Negotiating…super important. You gotta believe in yourself if you want to make it and you cannot lowball yourself. I know it’s easier said than done but in my opinion, this article needs to be put out there because it’s not easy to say “I need financial help.” Everybody gets embarrassed to say that.

Feature photo by Vanessa Costa

Johnathan Rizack

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