John is dedicated to helping people. American Legion Post 862 awarded him “American Patriot 2019.” Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation recognized him as their Youth Service Grant Winner 2020. Spectrum News LA profiled his virtual food drive which has raised $2000+ for foodbanks in crisis (tinyURL.com/JohnCovid). He is a Points of Light Foundation national award winner and an Eagle Scout with 3 palms. John is a Junior Naturalist, and has earned the BSA Outdoor Ethics award and the Keep America Beautiful Hometown USA award. An avid watercolor painter, John enjoys painting birds and D&D characters.