John is a long time resident of Dawson City. He is a practicing printmaker, with a keen interest in wood engraving, letterpress and photography.
He has practiced furniture making, sculpture, housebuilding, boatbuilding, furnace repair, plumbing, guitar playing, performance, computer repair, firewood gathering, but no hunting that involves killing animals, some programming along with other essential skills for comfortable survival in the far north.
At one time John performed as a guitarist with a top selling album to his credit.
He is a founding member of the Dawson City Music Festival and the Dawson Arts Society as well as having served on numerous boards and committees over the years.
He comes to SOVA armed with a degree of practical know-how, ready to problem solve on behalf of students, faculty and staff.