Licensed in the state of Oregon. Formal Education: BA from the University of California at Davis in English. In a typical juxtaposition, also started at wide receiver and lettered in football for three years; serving as captain his senior season. Stayed at Davis, earning a Secondary Teaching Credential and serving as an assistant varsity football coach(receivers). Adventurous Education(Educational Adventures): As the self-proclaimed "existential hero", spent the next six years roaming-overland from Kathmandu to London, throughout Southeast Asia, Australia (hitchhiking over 10,000 miles, suffering as a bricklayer's laborer, working on a sailboat running charters on the Great Barrier Reef, and, most fortuitously, meeting the woman to whom he is married, fellow Sotheby's broker and partner, Sandy), across Europe by bicycle; studied Spanish in Guatemala, then ventured for a year through Latin America to the end of the Pan American highway in Chile. He spent six months on a sailboat in the Caribbean, then worked three seasons with Club Mediteranee as director of tennis in the French West Indies (Guadeloupe), and Mexico (Cancun) and as a ski instructor in Switzerland (St. Moritz). Moved to Lake Tahoe; working for five years as a USPTA certified tennis professional in summer and a PSIA-W ski instructor in winter. Advised that it was "time to grow up", began his sales, marketing, and management career, working for the next 15 years in the windsurf and snowboard industries. Professional Experience: John began his real estate career in 1999; managed the sales teams for one of the largest builders in the Northwest. He gained extensive experience in the planning, selling, and marketing of "mixed use" communities. Earned CMP,CSP and MIRM (one of only seven in the state of Oregon) designations. In 2004, shifted focus and returned to his roots of "selling lifestyle" and worked with the startups/ early development and sales of three of Central Oregon's most prominent destination resorts - Pronghorn, Brasada Ranch, and Tetherow. Presently partnered at Cascade Sotheby's International Realty with his Aussie wife, Sandy. Personal: An avid and talented windsurfer, snowboarder, and tennis player; a keen (but poor) golfer. The proud parent of Cassidy, an honors graduate at UCSB, presently using her expensive education to learn a foreign language and teach skiing/snowboarding in Australia; and Cody?a senior tennis player at University of Montana in Missoula. Both Cody and Cassidy graduated from Summit High School in Bend.