John was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his BA in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Johns Hopkins University and then moved to Boston in 1984 where he learned carpentry on the job.  John came to work for Payne|Bouchier in 2004 as a project manager and spent the first 5 years overseeing projects for P|B on on the Cape. He enjoys scuba diving and is an avid birder in his spare time.