#181 Jan Pierson: Window Man & Dead Fanatic

(Airdate: July 27, 2021) Our Town host Maryanne McNellis interviews Jan Pierson, owner of Nor’West Custodial. He’s commonly called “Jan the window man.” He’s spent several decades building up a custodial business that services hundreds of businesses in Jefferson County. There are also several hundred residential clients who rely on his teams for cleaning gutters, mold, and windows. But then there’s the other Jan – the one who left Minneapolis and ended up as part of the Haight Ashbury scene in the late 1960s & early 1970s. He became obsessed with the Grateful Dead and literally followed the band around the country for more than 20 years. Somehow he made his way to Port Townsend with half a tank of gas and 22 cents in his pocket. It’s quite a tale.