John grew up in Austin, MN, “famously” known as Spamtown USA. He attended Minnesota State University, Mankato in Mankato, MN. He lived in California for a short while before he moved to Denver in 2014. John lives in Lakewood and enjoys traveling, spending time at the lake or on the beach, and is an avid baseball fan. John volunteers with the AARP Foundation through the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs, to provide free tax preparation services in the Denver metro area to elderly and/or low income taxpayers and their families.