John graduated from high school in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2003. After high school, he worked in golf course design for 4 years until February 2009 when he decided to join the Army at the age of 24. He worked as a parachute rigger supporting the 82nd Airborne Division as well as the 4th Psychological Operations Group at Ft. Bragg, NC. While in the military, John completed 2 years of community college. After 5 years of service, John transitioned out of the military in 2014 and earned a spot with the Posse Foundation and is currently attending Wesleyan University. He is studying Economics and Mathematics and is expected to graduate in 2018. John can help veterans looking to transition from community college to undergraduate universities and also the challenges of returning to school with a family.