John was raised on the family farm near Dover, Minnesota, where his passion for farming and the land developed. John graduated from the University of Minnesota with a marketing degree in 1986. After college John worked at Lakeside and Seneca as the agriculture/field manager from 1989 through 2001. After that he went on to sell construction and farm equipment for 15 years throughout Southeast Minnesota. In 2016 John obtained his realtor license and was involved in the buying and selling of several commercial properties. John was also involved with his communities locally through Olmsted Country Soil and Water as the District Supervisor and a member of the Whitewater Joint Powers Board for the past 15 years. Throughout his life he has owned and operated farmland as well as designed and developed residential lots in two local towns. He resides with his family in Dover, Minnesota. He has strong ties to the area and is well-versed in equipment and land sales.