John works as a clinical social worker and is the president of a national disability management company. He holds degrees in Social Work, Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services and has also studied philosophy and the arts extensively. He is an avid traveller and a long-term student of the martial arts holding a 3rd degree black-belt in Kempo Karate. His diverse educational and experiential background has given him a broad base from which to approach many topics in his poetry. John currently lives with his wife and two teenaged children in Caledon, Ontario, Canada.