John started shooting at age five with his father. His love for the sport continued to grow. In 2003, John joined the Army and was assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's International Pistol Section. The same year, John made the USA Shooting National Team. John graduated from Simi Valley High School in 1994 and shortly after joined the Marine Corps.
Through his military work and shooting competitions, John has traveled to Croatia, Japan, Brazil, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Turkey, China, Korea, Italy, Guam, Thailand, Mexico and Australia. Despite all of these places, John's favorite place to be is home in Georgia with his wife and son.