John was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He began his calling
career there in 1969. Four years later a change in his day job
brought him to Northern Virginia. He currently resides in
Sterling near Washington D.C.
John has worked to develop a strong program in his community.
The program includes home clubs ranging through C-2. In
addition to these clubs, John also teaches classes and workshops
to support the continued growth of these groups. This home
program is accented by John's out of town calling commitments
which have taken him all over the United States, Canada, and overseas to Sweden, Germany, and England.
Becoming a full time caller in 1979 gave John more time to work
at his chosen profession. Consequently he has chaired
committees as a Callerlab member, is currently serving an
elected term on the Board of Governors, and enjoys serving as a
clinician, panelist, and presenter at workshops and schools for
During his career he has been a regular contributor to various
square dancer and caller publications, he has appeared on
television a variety of times, and as a talented singer has
served as a recording artist for Sets in Order, 4 Bar B
Records, and Red Boot Records.
John is always working to expand his music and choreographic
knowledge, as well as his showmanship abilities in order to
bring you the best square dancing possible.