Raised in the small town of Virginia Beach doing what most beach kids do, enjoying water sports as well as gaining real world experience as an Ocean Rescue Professional. After high school, John joined the United States Marine Corps as a Tactical Data Systems Equipment Repairer deploying for two campaigns, Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom. Employed with the position of maintaining and repairing tactical computer data systems as well as radio & radar relay systems, John came home with a plethora of skill, knowledge and leadership skills. Once back in the United States, John attended Old Dominion University for Psychology & Criminal Justice followed by Graphic Design concentrated in Marketing at Tidewater Community College. From there John has maintained his own marketing portfolio with 10 years of marketing and content developmental experience. This has led to acquiring his FAA Part 107 Drone License for drone operations and services. Finding a home with Gliffen, there couldn’t have been a better spot to land. Excellent management and staff with a wide array of top quality clientele that keep you on your toes and the creative juices flowing.