A long-time Monterey County resident, John is a Trustee for the Monterey County Board of Education, and also has leadership experience with nonprofits. On the County Board, John has been a leading advocate in the fight against Human Trafficking in the County and has spoken before many civic and business groups on the issue. In addition to his work on the Board of Education, John also serves on the Board of the California County School Boards Association, the National Steinbeck Center, and was previously the President of the Oversight Board for the Sand City Redevelopment Successor Agency. He has also held positions in marketing, information services, and operations in the financial services and produce industries.

A graduate of the University of Southern California in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, John resides with his wife Christina and two children in Las Palmas.