John has been a Sunshine Coast local since 1995 and joined SCEC's management committee in 2017 with a keen interest to help the environment.
As well as an interest in environmental issues, John has an extensive history of teaching language and literacy at various universities including UNSW, USC and Giffith University. John is the chief judge for Language and Literacy for Optiminds (formerly Tournament of Minds), “a creative problem solving event for teams of participants from Preschool to Adult”.
John is also president of Sunshine Coast Independent Living Services (SCILS), a Sunshine Coast-based disabilities agency. He volunteers for the Daily Bread, a Nambour-based soup kitchen.