John graduated from California State University San Marcos in 2002 with a BS degree in Accountancy, and with a Masters of Business Administration in 2018. While in school he was heavily involved with the Accounting Society student organization. He currently works as an independent consultant. The reason he chose to serve his alma mater is: "Graduating from CSUSM was a memorable moment in my life. What better way to help others feel the same pride than by promoting the University and alumni pride? I believe in the mission and educational goals of the University; to that end it is the responsibility of all alumni to wear this badge with honor while serving our community. I am a proud Cougar from the institution that builds tomorrow's leaders; changing lives for generations to come."