Born in California, John is a graduate of the Class of 1984
from Molokai High School. He also attended
the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
In the past John has worked at the Sheraton Molokai
in various capacities that include, dining room server, groundskeeper, bellman, banquet staff and musician.
He later began working for Molokai Ranch in 1994
and during his 15-year tenure at the Ranch
he held positions in shop maintenance, Purchasing Manager, Rooms Manager and eventually promoted to General Manger
of the Maunaloa Lodge Hotel Operations
where he remained until the closure
of Molokai Ranch in 2008.
Since 2009, John has been employed as the Resident Manager of Paniolo Hale Condominiums on the west end of the island. He is also part owner of the Maunaloa General Store
since 2006 and a resident in Maunaloa
for the past 30 years.