During his tenure with Alberta Ed., he was a Curriculum Consultant, Policy Consultant and a Senior Education Manager. He has been associated with the field of education for the past 44 years during which he has worked as a teacher (elementary, junior high and senior high), an administrator, a consultant, and a university instructor.
John also has experience as a small business owner, in government departments, and in radio and television. He currently runs a management consulting firm.
He and his wife Martha live in Calgary and have two daughters. His interests lie in politics, extensive travel, sports, photography, and writing.