John is a born and bred Vancouverite who has been involved with the sport of gymnastics since the age of 7. As a former competitive gymnast, John represented Team BC at the Western Canadian Championships from 1976 to 1981. He channeled his passion for the sport into a storied and accomplished career as a coach and competitive program director. As a coach, John has produced a National Champion as well as many Provincial and Western Canadian Champions. For the past 26 years, he has been the Competitive Program Director at the Surrey Gymnastic Society. He joined Gymnastics BC for the first time in the early 90’s, where he sat as the part time registrar.
John has been in his current role as the MAG coordinator since 2002, where he administers decisions and policies put in place by the MAG technical committee, and works with the GBC Technical Director on the delivery of men’s competitive programs in BC. John is NCCP Level 4 certified and is also a MAG FIG judge. In 2014, he was the recipient of Sport BC’s Official of the Year award. Professional accomplishments aside, John has a real talent for putting a smile on everyone’s face when he’s in the office. In his downtime, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his lovely wife, Colleen.