John grew up in Denver in the Park Hill neighborhood where his experiences led him to obtain a better education to improve his life and better his community. After being a football coach for the Aurora Youth League, John saw a need for struggling young men to have a mentor and receive support in education. John then decided to pursue a career in education while also volunteering his time in areas of adult education for nonprofits including Warren Village. John earned a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies, and an Adult Training and Development Certificate from Regis University. He enjoys building rapport with individuals and finding resources — internal and external — to support those in need. As a hobby he enjoys reading fiction, screenwriting and video editing. John can be reached at email@example.com.