John was born and raised in Orange County, CA and began playing at age 17 (doing the math, that’s a long time). His favorite bands include Rush, early Van Halen, Dokken, Queensrÿche, Pink Floyd, Alice In Chains and Foo Fighters. He's played with several bands over the years; co-founded original band Skyline back in the late 80’s and recorded a demo which made it on KLOS’s “Local Licks” Sunday night showcase. More recently John has played with the Clif Miller Band, Front and Center (along side Gino and Mark), Fat Maggie, and also still plays with Midnite Train. His favorite shows include opening for Y&T with Skyline and “Woodapalooza” (a three band, 50th birthday celebration where he was the drummer for all three bands!). His equipment includes Gretsch Renown drums, Yamaha Recording Custom snare, Zildjian cymbals, Aquarian/Evans heads and Promark 747 sticks. John enjoys professional football, baseball and is married (Lori), has one daughter (Allyson) and appreciates all the support from our faithful GEN.XC fans! Go 90’s!!!