John attended Queen’s University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences, and a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree. While at Queen’s, John played football for the Queens Golden Gaels before sustaining a career-ending ankle injury. After retirement, John found that he could spend his new-found free time working with athletes another way, and became a student trainer. While at Queens, John would go on to work under the guidance of a Certified Athletic Therapist to learn the basics in taping and first aid, while working with the Queen’s Cross Country team, the Track and Field team, and 2 years with the Men’s Basketball team.
After these experiences, John knew there was no way he could ever work anywhere else, and decided to further his education to enable that dream. John attended Sheridan College to complete his 3rd degree, a Bachelor’s of Applied Health Sciences degree in Athletic Therapy. While at Sheridan, when John wasn’t in the classroom, he was working student placements with local area high school football, rugby, and hockey teams. He also had the experience of working with the Seneca College Women’s Fast Pitch and Men’s Basketball teams. John spent part of his final year at Sheridan in a clinical placement in Burlington, Ontario, his home town.
John loves football. He avidly follows both the CFL and NFL, and is always keeping his eye on the Gaels in CIS football. When not at work, he enjoys the outdoors and playing guitar.