John is a lifelong Chicago boy. He was born in Oak Park and grew up in Berwyn. His father owned a garbage company, so John spent summers scraping and painting containers as well as running for parts. John went to Timothy Christian Schools and then received a BS Degree in Business Administration from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights. Shortly after college, John went to work in the family business Rex/Speedway Disposal for eighteen years. During that time he did sales, management and eventually became the President. The company was sold to Waste Management in 2000. He did corporate consulting and coaching for a few years until he couldn’t stand working from home anymore. John lives in Villa Park, IL with his wife, Taren and his daughter Jennifer. He attends Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. He loves the Cubbies, music, movies, travel, and reading.