John was born and raised in Meridian. He spent four years in the US Navy on board the USS Augusta SSN 710, a Nuclear powered submarine. He spent another 8 years in the Idaho Air National Guard. During that time he got hired with the Meridian Fire Department as a volunteer Firefighter in 1994. Chief Bowers hired John as a full time Firefighter in 1998 and he was one of fourteen recruits that went through Nampa Fire’s Academy that year. John rose through the ranks and promoted to Captain in 2007. He was assigned to Station #5 at its opening that same year, and remained there until he moved into the Prevention Bureau in 2017. John holds the position of Fire Inspector/ Fire Investigator and holds an ICC-1 certification and a IAAI-FIT,CVFI certification.
John is the proud father of two kids. His son is a senior at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana and is a stand out wide receiver on the football team. His daughter is a sophomore at NAU in Flagstaff AZ. And is a member to the Army ROTC program down there.