John grew up in Pierce County and has been practicing law in Puyallup since he began his career back in 1993. John has become well respected in his community for his legal knowledge and exemplary client service. Most of John's clients come to him by way of referrals from community members and former clients. He is a graduate of the Western Michigan University School of Law.
A former Field Artillery officer in the Washington Army National Guard, John commanded a unit in Baghdad, Iraq from February 2004 through March of 2005 where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
He is a past or present member of the following organizations: The Washington Athletic Club, The College Club of Seattle, The Columbia Tower Club and the Rainier Club of Seattle, The Veterans of Foreign Wars (Lifetime), The American Legion (Lifetime), The AMVETS (Lifetime) The Eagle's Club, The First Cavalry Division Association, The Elk's Club, The Tacoma Sportsman's Club, and the Pythian Knights.
John lives in Seattle with his wife Gerrarda and their young son, Rory. John and his family are avid travelers – flying overseas a few times every year.