John was raised in rural Columbia City. He has vast experience in different trades as well has several management positions in large industrial settings, including the construction trade.  For the past 15 years he has been self-employed as a property inspector. He has been married to Joni, “my beautiful wife”, for 24 years and has four wonderful daughters. His interests include politics, American history, the future of the country and freedom. He enjoys riding his Harley, watching football, fishing and spending time in God's creation in nature. His favorite thing to do is spend quality time with his family.  He has served on several work trips in the Appalachians but looks forward to one day traveling to Russia or Africa.  He would love to visit the Holy Land someday.  Simply stated by John, “I love Jesus, my family, my country and I enjoy helping those in need.