John Becker has lived in Red Wing since 2002 when he opened his independent, small business in downtown Red Wing. He is a past president of Red Wing Downtown Main Street, Inc., and the Red Wing Innovation Incubator, Inc. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.
Becker has a Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Minnesota and has been a registered Minnesota Professional Engineer since 1985. His career has included several technology and creative start-up companies.