John grew up as one of eight kids. As a child, his house was always full of laughter, chaos, love, and kids bickering. His parents taught him the values of family, friendship, caring for others, and having an open heart and mind. John loves the outdoors and spending time in the garden. He can’t wait to teach this child the joys of nature, planting, and exploring the great outdoors.
John loves to learn, read, and travel as well. He lived in Brazil, speaks Portuguese fluently and is trying to learn American Sign Language. He is finishing his master’s degree in urban planning and, as a professional, is dedicated to planning healthier, more equitable cities.