John graduated from Kansas State University and completed an MBA from the University of London. After moving to Kenya in 1990, John has worked in twenty-three countries on the African continent. Currently, he is the managing director for Brackenhurst Kenya Limited. He also serves as the financial director for the holding company of ACTS, with offices in Limuru, Arusha, Harare, Cape Town and Mauritius.
Besides his role at Brackenhurst, John is a director for Woodland Star School, located on the Brackenhurst campus near Limuru. He has been deeply involved in biodiversity preservation and reforestation projects with Plants for Life International, also based on the Brackenhurst campus.