John has thirty years experience boating and scuba diving in Puget Sound. He is a graduate of Skagit Valley Community College's Marine Technology Program.
He has been Squadron Education Officer of the Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron, and is a member of the Oak Harbor Yacht Club. He has taught wooden canoe building at Red Rocks Community College.
John's hobbies include woodworking, wooden boat building, cruising, backpacking, and grandchildren.
Most importantly, he is an aspiring member of the International Society of Crab Whisperers.