John grew up in Dublin, GA where his love of the outdoors began. He enjoyed working in his uncle’s hunting store as a teenager. John graduated from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA. While attending GCSU, he worked in the local outfitter shop selling guns, fishing tackle and hunting gear. He loves spending time outdoors fly fishing, hunting and kayaking. John lives in Perry with his wife Katherine and twin daughters, Ella and Grace.