John got hooked on journalism as a Lexington High School junior covering Middlesex League sports for various local weeklies. He matriculated at Colby College in Maine where he studied English, ran track and cross country and wrote about White Mules athletics. After graduation, he became a staff writer at a Vermont daily and developed a passion for feature writing, especially profiles.
John is a crazed Boston sports fan who secretly misses the days when his teams were lovable losers and Pedro ruled the mound. He currently resides in Somerville.