John is a Norfolk native. He began his running career in 1993 while working as a lifeguard at Norfolk's Ocean View Beaches. He became hooked on triathlons and road races and was sponsored by Running Etc. After graduating from Old Dominion University, John worked in law enforcement for seven years before joining the Running Etc. team in 2003. He is very passionate about running and triathlons and loves to experience the excitement of new athletes. In addition to running, John enjoys reading, playing golf and coaching his son in basketball and tennis. He has completed everything from 5k's to marathons in road racing, as well as sprint distance triathlons to Half Ironman events. John lives in Norfolk with his wife Julie, their sons Jonathan and Eli, and daughter Sylvie.