John is the Operations Coordinator at the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE). John graduated from the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) with a diploma in Machining and recently decided to further his education with the completion of the Adult Education certificate program at Dalhousie University. Prior to joining the COVE team in September 2018, John spent some time working as a volunteer firefighter in his local community of Chezzetcook. His career path lead him into the technical field service where he completed work in project management in the marine diesel industry. In his previous work experience, he had positions as a Machine Shop Supervisor and Machinist. Through his experience in these positions, he gained valuable knowledge of the marine and manufacturing industries.
In his spare time, John enjoys the outdoors, hiking and has many years of experience in different variations of martial arts. When he’s not spending time with his wife and two daughters, he likes to revisit his passion for cars and motorcycles by finding new automotive projects to work on.