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I n  s h o r t​​

2 003-Current Member of
Rhema Christian Center

1986-Current Son of Monica E. Hawkins
& Thomas "Pepper" Johnson

Married to Jessica M. Johnson (2013),
with four children; Dionte' J. Johnson Jr. (2014),
Aarin E. Johnson (2016), Amari C. Johnson (2016),
& Jamir M. Johnson (2019)

2008-Current Founder of Kingsrowe, LLC,
2010-Current Owner of Sole Classics,
2015-Current Co-Founder of Streetwear Flea

2017-Current Co-Founder of Canvaas Consulting, LLC.
2019-Current Founder & Author for Writer Blocks of America

2007 Football Captain at The Ohio State University

2008 The Ohio State University - Fisher College
of Business BSBA Marketing

2009-2022 Varsity Football Coach at Eastmoor Academy High School

2009-Current President of Look Ma' No Hands
Non-Profit Organization

2009-Current Member of The Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Inc. Iota Psi Chapter

2021-2023 Executive Board Member for The Huckleberry House

Husband, Father, Son, Friend, Mentor.

Dionte' Johnson is a dedicated husband and father who juggles multiple roles as an entrepreneur and creative director. He owns and operates Sole Classics, Central Ohio's leading sneaker and lifestyle boutique, and is co-owner and lead designer at Canvaas Consulting, LLC, a full-service branding firm. Additionally, Dionte' is the President of **Look Ma' No Hands Non-Profit Organization** and a former High School Varsity Football Coach at his alma mater, Eastmoor Academy.

Born to Monica Hawkins and Thomas "Pepper" Johnson, Dionte' was raised on the Eastside of Columbus, OH by his mother. He attended Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy from Kindergarten through 8th grade, becoming bilingual and deeply rooted in cultural diversity. At Eastmoor Academy, he excelled academically and athletically, joining the National Honor Society and participating in four varsity sports: football, wrestling, track, and baseball. Dionte’ received All-State honors in football and earned a full athletic scholarship to The Ohio State University. During his time as a Buckeye, Dionte' was voted Captain for the 2007-2008 season, leading his team to a National Championship appearance in 2008. He graduated with a marketing degree from the Fisher College of Business, while proudly maintaining above a 3.0 GPA.

During his time at The Ohio State University, Dionte' pledged Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and met Jessica Ingram, the love of his life, in a memorable first encounter involving pepper spray. They married in June 2013 and have four children: Dionte' Johnson, Jr. (2014), Aarin Johnson (2016), Amari Johnson (2016), and Jamir Johnson (2019).

After a brief stint with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, Dionte' transitioned to entrepreneurship. In 2009, at 23 years old, he purchased Sole Classics, transforming it from a local business into a million-dollar enterprise with global reach. Despite a setback with his clothing brand Kingsrowe, which closed in 2014, Dionte' continued to hone his design skills. His collaboration with Vans resulted in designing 12 shoes since 2013. Dionte' is also a co-owner of two entities, both co-founded with close friends. In 2015 Dionte' would go on to co-create Streetwear Flea, the Nation's premier traveling streetwear and sneaker vending event, and again by partnering with Yaves Ellis, co-founding Canvaas Consulting, LLC in 2017, which quickly gained respect, landing projects with the City of Columbus, the State of Ohio, and global brands such as Pepsi.

Dionte' is passionate about youth impact. In 2009, he founded **Look Ma' No Hands Non-Profit Organization** to inspire inner-city youth through career exploration and leadership development. Returning to Eastmoor Academy to rehabilitate an injury led him to coaching, eventually becoming Offensive Coordinator and guiding the team to a Regional Championship and State Final Four appearance in 2018.


In 2019, Dionte' added 'author' to his resume by writing a children's book on diversity and acceptance. Under Writer Blocks of America, he plans to self-publish several children's books inspired by his own children's adventures. A member of Rhema Christian Center, Dionte' spends his free time traveling with his family. This bio is just a snapshot of his ongoing journey.

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