John and his wife, Trudi, moved to Florida in
2000 and have lived in DeSoto County since 2004,
where they have built their own home.
Before that, they lived in rural Pennsylvania,
where they raised their four children, two of
whom also now live in Florida.
began his career working for Boeing, traveling
throughout the country and to Vietnam to work on
helicopters. After that, he was employed
as a millwright, primarily working in power
plants, and worked his way from apprentice to
superintendent before retiring in 1998.
Now that he is retired, he is a member of the
Arcadia Car Club, and spends his time when he is
not putting finishing touches on his house
building and cruising in his street rod and
being actively involved in matters of local