John grew up in southeastern Wisconsin where his early childhood memories include being a passenger in a small plane, landing with skis on a snow covered hay field, and then taxiing up to the back of his house. He later escaped the snow and attended Florida State University and received a B.S. Degree in Finance.
After initially starting his flight training in Canton, Georgia, he moved to Nashville in 2006 and quickly earned his Private Pilot and Instrument ratings. Now as a flight instructor, John really enjoys teaching and sharing his love of aviation with others, which often includes Saturday morning breakfast flights to nearby local airports.
When not flying, John can be found cycling, swimming at the Nashville Aquatic Center, playing guitar, or cooking out on the back deck.