John started teaching English at the Creede district in 1976. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado College in 1973, and a Master’s Degree from Western State in 1989. John joined the administrative team in 2003 after completing the requirements for Principal Licensure program at Adams State.
John married Dianna Basham, a Creede graduate, in 1982. Their sons, Jonathan and Riley, are also Creede graduates. John spends his spare time fly fishing, riding his bike, and playing in musical groups.