John was paralyzed in a motor vehicle accident in 2006. He started skiing in 2011 and competed at the national level while finishing top 10 in the U.S. John loves to compete in multiple Paralympic events that include monoskiing, rowing and weightlifting. John also works with local hospitals and veterans being a mentor for newly injured spinal cord injury patients. He has completed his masters program and looks forward to becoming a recreational therapist and helping other disabled athletes pursue their goals. For now, John is pursuing his goal of perfection of getting to the 2014 and 2016 Paralympics and bringing home a gold medal for the U.S.A.