John started his lighting career as a Theater Arts major at Palomar College in San Diego. From there he moved to NYC and worked for Production Arts Lighting and Vega Associates. Eventually returned to San Diego and worked for the San Diego Repertory Theater and the Old Globe Theater. Wanting to work in the Bay Area, John moved to San Francisco and went to work for FM Productions. An accomplished freelancer for the next twenty years John worked on a wide range of projects theater, rock touring, corporate entertainment and special events. In 1993, John came to work for the then brand new company Lightswitch, where he did CAD and helped manage the office in the early years. After a moving to Denver in 2006 to take a position at a lighting company – John finally returned home to Lightswitch in 2015 – The rest is history.