John hails from the Bay Area (Vallejo, CA) as does his wife of 42 years, Linda (South San Francisco). They have three children, Brent, Corinne, and Coby, one grandchild, Jacob and Indy, a delightful German Shephard. He and his wife have called Bakersfield home since 1983. John was employed by Bechtel for many years. Upon leaving Bechtel, he became the Director of Finance and Contracts for Calstart. In 2009, John retired from Calstart, and for the next six years, providing professional consulting services related to acquisition and support of government contracts.
John joined the Kiwanis in 2012 to assist in their Community Service programs. He has served on the Board for four years, was President for 2015 and 2016 and is currently the Treasurer. He is currently the Chair for both the Christmas Shopping Spree and the Dream Center.