John is a Minnesota artist, photographer and writer who started photography early in life when his dad introduced him to a local camera club and flower imaging. He photographed weddings while going to college and continued pursuing photography his entire adult life. After serving in the United States Navy, John worked for a publishing company as editor and photographer for weekly and monthly publications. During his career as a management and employee development consultant,  John continued his photography through various camera clubs wining several awards for his art.

John always enjoys aviation and went to the local airport while growing up to watch incoming commercial flights. He has been photographing aviation subjects and likes to attend various airshows. He has published in several magazines, newsletters and newspapers. While volunteering for Wings of the North ( ), John contributed his time and talents to produce images for their AirExpos and new museum.