John is a product of Montgomery County schools as a graduate of nearby Wissahickon High School. He later earned a BS degree from Eastern College, now Eastern University. Additionally, John earned an MSS with a concentration in Social Service Management from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. He is a licensed social worker, and he has worked in behavioral healthcare for over 25 years. The majority of John's career has focused on partnering with individuals, who have had substance abuse issues, in the struggle for change and growth. For the past 15 years John has worked in the setting of an employee assistance program. This has involved working with employees and their managers from around the country to address employee substance abuse issues that are impacting the workplace.
John has lived in Springfield Township for ten years. He has been married to his spouse, Lisa, (a veteran teacher of 25+ years) for 20 years. Their two children are students at the high school. John has been trained as a parent advocate, and has participated as a member of PARITY, a district sponsored parenting group with the goal of eliminating the achievement gap. John and his family are active members of their church community.