John is a long time resident of Dawson City. He is a practicing printmaker, with wood engraving, letterpress and photography as an important part of his practice.
He has been furniture making, sculpting, housebuilding, boatbuilding, furnace repair, plumbing, guitar playing, performance, computer repair, firewood gathering, but no hunting that results in the death of animals, some programming along with other essential skills to ensure a comfortable survival in the extreme north.
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.