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Born in 1958 in Southern California, as an only child to self-employed parents, John Petrey spent many afternoons watching television and movies portraying perfect people, in perfect families, living in a perfect society.  These shows had a profound impact on his career path.  He pursued a career in advertising design, receiving an A.S. Degree in Graphic Design from Mt. San Jacinto College, followed by a B.S. Degree from Brooks Institute in Commercial Photography.