John is a true beach guy born and raised in Hermosa Beach. He spent his childhood on the sand and continues to find his way to the ocean whenever he can. He feels most at home living in the South Bay affording him many opportunities to soak up Blue Wave health benefits. He’s pleased and fortunate to still call Hermosa his home.
John graduated from Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach. There he developed a talent playing water polo and by his senior year was team captain leading the school to a CIF championship. John was recruited to continue his career by the University of Southern California where he earned a degree in Neuroscience. This area of study became a personal determination after his father was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. His USC playing years were monumental capturing 5 national titles before graduating. John credits the commitment needed to have such success to his approach with how he manages his professional career today.
Prior to Green Hills, John was a sales representative with a premium cigar company. Here he had the opportunity to travel the country and help small businesses grow by assisting in developing humidors that established unique lounges for their members to enjoy. He exceeded his goals by simply listening to the customer’s needs then focused on how best to achieve them.
John has been familiar with Green Hills since childhood. His father grew up in San Pedro and there were many drives down Western Avenue to visit with family. This also included stops at Green Hills to spend time with those family members laid to rest.
When presented the opportunity, John was excited to join the team. He knew after his interview this would be a place he could receive caring support from his fellow team members and management elevating him to serve the community. John understands the importance in having a good plan no matter what aspect in life it pertains to. His goal is to assist families in planning for the just in case situation so no life is forgotten.
His most memorable moment at Green Hills to date was sharing the news with his father about accepting the Advance Planning Advisor position. His father lit up and shared about all of his friends and family laid to rest at Green Hills and how he recalls the wonderful help he received at those times. He knew John would be the right person for the job and he would honor those he serves in the future.
John has enjoyed traveling much of the U.S., visiting a total of 36 states. He’s traveled internationally and to date claims his most memorable trip was to Comogli, Italy which is a small fishing town on the coast. He’s focused on one day making a surf trip to Tavarua, Fiji.
When he has free time, John likes to return to his alma mater Mira Costa H.S. and help with the current water polo players. From training the players on tactics, technique and plays, he finds solace in helping others grow and develop as leaders and hopefully experience some of the player success John had.