John is an accomplished dancer, who worked as a dance instructor at Arthur Murry Studios in Massachusetts, his home state, in his younger years. He loves East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, and Lindy Hop, and is a fan of the Big Band Era.
In his profession, John worked for RCA for 25 years. He also was a restaurant owner.
He has lived in Florida since 1992, and has been a part of Goldcoast Ballroom for over 15 years — since the Ballroom opened in 1996.