John grew up in Juno Beach, Florida. He has surfed since the age of age 10. Swam competitively thru High School. He worked as a lifeguard at age 12. He continued that through college at Florida State University. As a sophomore, he became involved in triathlons and has competed several times a year to date. He is also involved in automobile racing. John moved to Maui in 1992 to train for triathlons and wind surf. Windsurfing led to kite surfing, foil boarding & now wing surfing. All the time continuing to surf thru prone foiling. Currently, John is an Ambassador to several companies including Naish, Dakine, SPY and Honey Stringer and now also Newf Surfboard Net. His love of being on liquid is his daily passion.