John began boating in Leland, Michigan at an early age with a Crosby powered by a 5 horsepower Mercury outboard. In 1987 he purchased his first boat, a Sea Ray, from Flerlage Marine (now Sea Ray of Cincinnati). John has eight years of experience in the marine industry and enjoys spending his free time on the water and on the golf course. A life-long Cincinnati resident, John maintains close ties to his alma maters, St. Xavier High School and Xavier University. John is the father of three children, all of whom he introduced to boating, skiing and fishing at an early age. His kids, continue to maintain their passions for each of these activities today.