John was born in North Dundas and attended Chesterville Public School until grade 1 when he moved with his mother and little sister to a small town north of Toronto. John spent his summer vacations helping his grandparents on their farm where they raised minature horses just outside of Chesterville.
After high school, John joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a Gunner in the Royal Canadian Artillery while concurrently completing his post-secondary education. He proudly served his country domestically as well as in operations in the Middle East.
In 2015, John was honourably released from the military and chose North Dundas to call his home and where he still spends a great deal of his time helping out on the farm that his grandparents still operate to this day.
John is heavily involved in the community as a firefighter for Station 2 - South Mountain, the Nation Valley ATV Club, Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life Executive, Parade of Lights, Winchester Bike Nights, and you might have heard him on the fire truck's PA system announcing appointment times during the mass vaccination clinics held at the Arena in Winchester or simply wondered who was dressed up as Sparky entertaining the kids. It was probably John.
Beekeeping, ATVing, snowmobiling and horseback riding are some of John's favourite hobbies.
John is employed in the Intelligence field in the federal government, and lives on a quiet country road with his spouse, their kids, two horses and dog in Hallville.