John graduated from McMaster University where he specialized in Addictions and is a member of CACCF. He worked in the Youth Justice sector as well as the Developmental Sector dealing with high risk clients with substance abuse issues in a supervisory role and as a counselor. He also counseled youth and parents regarding substance abuse when he was working in the vulnerable sector.
John brings an understanding that addiction is real, and that recovery is very much related to supports and the environments that present themselves. He intertwines an empathy and passionate interest in concurrent disorders and how they have come to exist in people’s lives.
John has travelled extensively through Europe, Asia, and Central America. Developing a flare for exotic cuisine, music, and appreciation for different cultures. He is a football aficionado and never misses a Dallas Cowboys game. When time permits, he out on the golf course. In his spare time, John has volunteered his time with youth and helping to mentor them.