John was born in South Carolina into a military family. As such he has traveled the world. As a teenager he lived in Japan, Okinawa for 7 years. He attended school in various parts of the world. His family moved from Japan to a base in Northern California where he graduated from a military high school. While in high school John excelled in sports, such as football, track and wrestling.
This attracted the attention of various scouts which allowed him to obtain a double scholarship in track and football. John attended Langston University in Oklahoma, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Social Science and teachers’ credential. John attended several NFL camps where he played and met several influential individuals. John went on to play in the minor leagues.
For several years John worked as a Labor Negotiator with the Teamsters. Then a life changing event led him towards a different path. He wanted to leave a legacy and give back and impart his knowledge and experiences to society through teaching. This led John to teach our youth in the Parocial School system for several years.
John continues to pursue his diverse interests. He obtained his 3rd degree black belt in martial arts. He is currently a successful real estate professional and in his spare time he is working on his master’s degree and pilot certification.
He currently lives in Northern California with his wife Kathy. They have a blended family of 3 children. They have one daughter in grade school and two in college, one attending Sacramento State University to obtain her undergraduate degree and the other is overseas in Beijing, China working to obtain her master’s degree.
All of John’s attributes have contributed to his success in all endeavors he embarks on.