John is a third generation valley resident. His grandparents started Paradise Cove Lodge in the 1950's and is still owned by the family. John graduated Kern Valley High School in 2004 and attained his Associates Degree in Business from Cerro Coso College. He then attended the Entertainment Business Management program at UCLA and later received a certificate in International Trade from University of the Pacific. John is President of the independent production company, Film Regions International, Inc. which aims to produce high quality independent feature films. Johns work in the film industry has taken him to various parts of the United States as well as to Canada and Europe. Some of the films John has worked on as producer and executive producer have played in major international film festivals and have been distributed to audiences worldwide.
Locally, the Kern River Valley is still considered home. John has been a longtime member of the Kern Valley Exchange Club and also serves on the National Exchange Club Board as a Regional Vice President. He also serves on the Kern River Valley Public Cemetery District and recently served as President of the Kern River Valley Revitalization, Inc.