John was born and raised in Santa Monica, CA. His public career started as a child actor/extra on television and in movies, which continued through his high school years.
John has been active in the commercial design and construction field for over 45 years. He operates his own project management consulting firm and has been responsible for overseeing a variety of projects including public, commercial, and retail buildings. John has a deep commitment to the community. During his almost 30 years in Oregon, John has served on numerous Boards, Committees, and Commissions at the local and state level.
John and his wife Pat have a son and daughter-in- law, Brian and Ashley Hartsock, and a passion for rescuing golden retrievers in need of a new home.