A Macon native since coming to Mercer in 2004, J.R. has a passion for making. In his spare time J.R. enjoys making and recording music. He also enjoys designing and making technology and equipment that allows him to do that in more creative ways. His project, ZuZu’s Pedals, has created several high quality musical products including guitar modifications, pedals, cables and more. J.R. also enjoys anything with an engine and works with his best bud Andy Carter, also a designer for the Macon Gives a Shirt project, on his automotive culture brand, Average Squad.
Professionally, J.R. works as a community development consultant, currently for the Macon Arts Alliance and their Mill Hill: East Macon Arts Village Project and the College Hill Corridor project before that.