HGWT's Current Projects, Goals and Community Causes

Saving Eden

Project to save the Black Mountain school property at Lake Eden near Asheville

Artemis Project

Currently assisting with NASA's Artemis Project & SLS

Captain Certification

Working to finish an US Coast Guard Captain's Certification with Sailing Endorsement specific to teaching

Preserve The Lagoon

Work with a group of NASA biologists, skippers and local captains who are endeavoring to save the Indian River Lagoon

John J.

Aerospace Information Analyst, Systems Administrator and Cultural Creative

Old State Native.  Born in Carolina, forged in Charleston and raised in the Appalachians.  Military veteran, systems engineer and a member of the nation’s most prestigious launch team.  AT hiker, ocean sailor & traveler.

What I Do
  • Senior IT Analyst
  • LINUX / UNIX Administrator
  • Aerospace System Test
  • Network Engineering
  • Accomplished Musician
  • Graphic Artist
  • IT Security
  • Physical Security Specialist
  • Aerospace First Responder
  • Open Water Skipper
  • Regatta Race Tactician
  • Ocean & Wilderness Guide

Our 'Why' and Values


The measure of any person that is most accurate to their positive relationship to community, family and friends is being loyal. This also includes loyalty to one's values.


The ability to persevere, like prudence & wisdom, are often undervalued. Sometimes 'winning' means hanging on to the end and not giving up, when all apparently seems 'lost'.


Virtue is a lost art in our modern civilizations. Inspiring others to their highest goals is what we mean by something 'virtuous'. Let us inspire you too.


Your time, person and resources are precious. We strive to be sagacious in our ability to manage all of those aspects of your project with insight and wisdom.

IT Analysis

In short, we handle database issues, IT security audits and code testing – we have several years of experience in these fields.


Want to learn how to sail, run some white water or even learn to hunt? We’ve got you covered and would love to help.

IT Administration

We have years upon years of experience here.  From the server room to the front of the house, we can do it.  Just ask!

Community Support

We understand that non-profits often host support projects with little or no funding.  Please inquire if you need help.

Our family hired John for several projects, and regardless of the task, he persevered. The tasks were often complex; build this building, install this network and set up the security. While still military minded in certain ways, he's far from a boxed-in thinker.

Captain Edward CollinsCaptain | Engineer | Computer Scientist

In Charleston, we train young boys to become gentlemen. John wasn't the easiest case, per say. However, he was like a diamond in the muddy red muck of the Carolina dust. I was his mentor for several years - in the end he became a very fine Southern gentleman and scholar.

Colonel James RembertColonel | Army Ranger Officer | Mentor

I've known John since he was really a wet-behind-the-ears-kid out of North Caroline. In regards to work, I've watched him in both the computer service field and in very real world security situations. He's a cross between a mountain hippy, combat soldier and a NASA engineer. Odd bird, but he get's the job done - kidding, he's a great guy, don't let the accent fool you.

General Jon RawlSouthern Creative | Talk Show Host | Editor

John is fun, diplomatic and a consummate professional. Why he never went the way of a snake eater, who knows ... We get these projects in where we have to meet all these guidelines for who to hire. Drop high end electronics deep in the forest or on an island, then set them up - who the hell has this kind of background? Well that's where John fits in. He does that kind of stuff, he does the cool kind of stuff!

Sgt. Spencer JohnsonUS Army Special Forces | Adventurer | Cultural Creative

Esse Quam Virdi

To be rather that seem to be …

Our Why …

Provide excellent, expert assistance regardless of the situation, issue or matter

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.



Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.


– Robert Heinlein

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