John was born in Va. and grew up in rural Ohio. After High School John was drafted in the U.S. Army and did his training at Ft. Campbell, Ky. and Ft. Gordon, Ga. After training John was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division at An Khe in Vietnam. After being discharged from the Army John went back to his job as a tire salesman in the small rural town he grew up in. John met and married the love of his life “Brenda” and had a son (Harley) two years later. John and Brenda tore down an old building in town and built a new building and opened up as a town tavern and eatery. When John and Brenda had an offer to sell the business they decided 11 years in the tavern/eatery business was enough. That’s when they decided to move to Ocala in 1990. John has been a full time Realtor since 1983. John has been selling homes on the SW 200 corridor for the past 25 years and has worked at Big Sun Realty for over 20 of those years. John enjoys his time off spending it with family, fishing with his buddy “Scooter” and riding his collection of Harley’s.