When John was 16 years old he was blessed to experience his first breaths underwater in the Bahamas, ever since that moment John was hooked. After returning home to New Jersey, John earned his Open Water SCUBA diver certification.
Once John graduated from high school, he enlisted in the military and spent a total of 13 years in the Army and Air Force on active duty, reserve, and national guard status. He deployed serveral times for multiple operations including: Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, and participated in multiple joint task force operations. Between deployments, he found peace while continuing to SCUBA dive and gain additional certifications. In October 2016, John decided to take the plunge and become an instructor, fulfilling his lifelong dream.
While John decided to seperate from the service in December of 2016, he remains committed to his country, communit and fellow veterans.