John is a former educator who has worked as a headmaster, teacher, crisis counselor and prevention specialist in both institutional and public school settings. He holds degrees in sociology, English, emotional disturbance and behavioral disorders and is a certified chemical dependency counselor. John has developed leadership “weekends” for both students and educational staff, and has led a great many high adventure rock climbing and canoeing treks in Minnesota’s BWCA.
Upon retirement, John transitioned into presentation activities with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. He is a passionate advocate for social justice who spends his down time reading, biking and playing with grandkids.
The Inclusion Network (IN) is a group of dedicated, passionate people with a common goal: to make Central Minnesota an inclusive and welcoming place for people of all backgrounds to live and work. Our goal is to strengthen the region through an appreciation and understanding of diversity and cultural differences.