A specialist in Heating, Refrigeration, and Air moving equipment and air distribution, John has also worked on a wide variety of electromechanical equipment and machinery – including diesel and gasoline engines, pneumatics, hydraulics, pumps, power switching, control wiring, welding, and construction methods. He has experience with a variety of heavy equipment and over-the-road trucks. As owner of an air conditioning and refrigeration service business for over twenty years he is familiar with blueprints, building codes, sales, and customer relations. His computer skills include building and repairing PCs, setting up networks, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, photo-editing, web-page design, and internet research. In college he majored first in Biology/Chemistry, then later in Mechanical Engineering. His six children were home-schooled, and he and his wife birthed their youngest four children at home.
John is a PADI certified Advanced Open Water Diver. Hobbies include rappelling, camping, and writing. John spent most of 2004 in Iraq and is no stranger to adverse and hostile situations. An innovative problem solver, he enjoys tackling problems requiring anything from mechanical problems to logistical problems to contract negotiation. He enjoys helping people and loves to teach.