John has been the Executive Director of the Western Forestry Contractors Association (WFCA) since 1998. He first planted trees as a Junior Forest Ranger in Ontario in 1968. After working as a logger on the West Coast in the 70s, he returned to planting trees and began his own silviculture firm which he operated throughout the 1980s. Before his role with WFCA, he consulted in public affairs, was a free-lance journalist and reported for the Nelson Daily News. In 2020, John was made an honorary member of the Association of BC Forest Professionals. He has served on the FoKLSS Board since 2017.