John Harrison ~ Storyteller

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(970) 778-5281

I have been Storyteller of sorts all my life but just recently became interested in participating with and learning from other Tellers.

I have taken two courses on Storytelling and have read books and articles on the topic, including watching some of our nation’s best storytellers on Youtube.

I am a retired Special Agent for the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Denver Field Office and the former Asset Forfeiture Program Coordinator, and Public Information Officer (PIO). The Denver Field Office includes the following states: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.  My prior assignments include Supervisory Special Agent for the Western Slope and Southeastern Colorado; IRS Mountain States Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Coordinator and Resident Agent in Charge, Fraud Detection Center, Ogden Service Center, Ogden, Utah. I began my career with the IRS as a Special Agent Student Co-op in May 1980 in Detroit, and was selected as a Special Agent with the Detroit Field Office in January of 1982.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Utah State University, a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, and an Associate’s Degree from Henry Ford Community College. I also have a Paralegal Certificate from Colorado Mesa University formerly known as Mesa State College.   I have been an accredited college/agency instructor and teach courses/presentations in Financial Investigations. I am also a certified Public Information Officer, and have completed the Basic and Advanced Public Information Courses offered by FEMA, FBI, IRS and IACP.  I have taught at Red Rocks Community College and Mesa State College, and have been a guest lecturer at Weber State University, University of Denver, Metro State College, ASIS, and the Colorado Society of CPAs. In addition, I have received numerous awards for public service from government and community organizations such as ASIS, Rotary, Boy Scouts of America, BBB and college institutions.