John was born and raised in the rural Guelph area along with his six siblings. After attending the University of Guelph, John had a 23-year career in the agriculture sector and has lived in Simcoe County since 1982.
Working as a financial advisor since 2003 has opened many doors for him in Barrie and the surrounding community. John’s fiancé, Jane Lennox is a huge supporter of his and will be cheering him on during Dancing with the Stars! John’s four children (Michael, Jonathan, Elijah, and Rebekah) give him immense joy and he is proud of all of them.
John’s interests include antique cars, charity auctioneering, registered Holstein dairy cattle, curling, golf, and sports in general. Being introduced to Easter Seals a few years ago has made a big impression on John. If he can help at least one Easter Seals child by going outside his comfort zone, John sees this as a win.