After a brief stint in Hollywood where he worked on several shows including the X-Files as a visual effects production assistant, John transitioned into a more traditional field where he focused on advising start-up companies on how to fine tune their brand and ideally how to appear larger than they were; co-founded a small pharmaceutical company where he took charge of designing marketing materials and company logos, prepared trademark and patent applications, and for one company handled the preparation of conformity assessment procedures necessary to qualify a class 1 anti-microbial product for distribution in the European Market. John, an amateur artist and art-lover, received an International Design Award (IDA) for Self-Promotion Category in 2009 and a “Product of the Year” Award in 2009 from for CompressionAssist® a donning aid for lymphedema sufferers.

Currently, John owns and manages an executive rental space for businesses in downtown Reno and a Coin Operated Laundromat which services vacation rental agencies in Lake Tahoe.

A native of Belgium, John speaks French, English and Spanish. He is married, the father of twin girls and a recently adopted golden doodle.