Past Chairperson, John was born with a profound, bilateral hearing loss. He attended our sister school, Jean Weingarten Peninsula Oral School for the Deaf in Redwood City, for a year in 1982 when he was 4 years old, making the commute several times a week with his mother from Modesto. He was mainstreamed with his hearing peers in kindergarten. John enjoys being active outdoors and is an avid mountaineer and hiker. John received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Willamette University and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento. John recently co-founded Principle Faucets with his business partner and is working full time towards their new business venture.