John and his wife and children are life-long Oregon residents. John has 6 years distinguished military service and graduated from Western Oregon State College with a B.S in Law Enforcement and worked in that field for 26 years.
John grew up hunting mule deer with his dad. After getting out of the military his best friend got him into archery hunting and began pursuing elk along with mule deer and black bear. Started hunting Idaho for whitetail’s and elk in the mid 90’s.
Became interested in hunting other states for more opportunities and has hunted Alaska for black bear, grizzly bear, brown bear, moose, mountain goat and Sitka blacktails. John’s hunted many of the western states along with most Canadian provinces. His true love is Africa which started as a once in a lifetime trip in 2008 but turned into 8 safaris with the most recent being last year.
John thoroughly enjoys the research and logistics of planning a hunt almost as much as the hunt itself which led him to becoming a member of the Hunt Nation team.
He is a lifetime member of the Oregon Hunter Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and SCI.