About: John is veteran of the United States Marine Corps and mono skier preparing for the Paraolympics. After being honorably discharged as a Sergeant, he began his pursuit of becoming a law enforcement officer in the National Park service and completing my Bachelors degree at Northern Arizona University. Shortly after receiving his degree, John was involved in a motor vehicle accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down as a T6 paraplegic. Since then, he has completed his Masters at Oklahoma State as a recreational therapist and works with hospitals around the nation as a mentor for newly traumatically injured patients to help them achieve their goals.
Kudos: After being introduced to mono skiing for disabled athletes two winters ago, John has attained a top 5 ranking in the U.S. and a top 25 ranking in the world. In the 2014 speed Nationals in Aspen, CO, John placed 4th overall. This season, he will be competing in a number of national and international events to help solidify a spot on the 2016 and 2018 Paralympic team. John is a duel athlete who is also pursuing wheelchair track as his second event.
Above photo taken at 2014 speed Nationals in Aspen, CO.