John's first experiences with New Hampshire started as a young boy growing up in a family of travelers. His parents would pack up the old 1960 Rambler and make the trek from Long Island NY to New Hampshire for summer vacations. Fond memories of the Old Man in the mountain, the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, and The Lakes region all left a lasting impression.
The family transferred to the Tulsa Oklahoma area and a few years later John graduated from Oklahoma State University with a marketing degree. After college, he pursued a successful career in medical sales over the course of eighteen years.
Ready for a change in his life, he decided to become a luxury sailing charter yacht captain, which took him to locations from Maine to the Caribbean. John became reacquainted with New Hampshire while preparing for a sailing trip that originated from Wentworth by the Sea and Newburyport. He liked the area so much that he decided to relocate to the state. Today he makes his home in Harrisville NH, which as he says, " is like one big family".