United States of America
Active in the Pageantry Arts since 1981 as a technician, caption head and visual designer, John has also served as a clinician, consultant and judge for Marching Bands, Winter Guards and Drum Corps during that span of time.
In addition to his work with Marching Bands from Northern Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, John served as visual technician and staff member with the Pride of Cincinnati Winter Guard from its inaugural year in 1984 thru 1994 helping build the guard into a Medalist program. He was also a designer and technician with guard programs in Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee during that same time. He was a Visual staff member, and later Visual Caption Head and Staff and Program Coordinator for The Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 1990 thru 1996 as the corps developed from a Division II & III Champion into a DCI World Class Finalist program. He has been a Visual instructor and consultant for The Homestead Spartan Alliance Marching Band (Ft. Wayne, IN) since 1993, during which time the band won State Class A Champion honors 5 times, including 2011, and runner-up 6 times. He is also presently a member of the Visual staff for the William Mason HS Marching Band and the Milford HS Marching Band, both near his home in Mason, OH.
Beginning in 1984, John has served as a member of Visual adjudication panels for Marching Bands and Winter Color Guards throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and has served on panels in various states across the country judging lOCal and championship-level competitions during that time. John was the Secretary, Treasurer for the Ohio Judges AssOCiation during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He served as Drum Corp International’s National Judge Administrator from 1997 thru 1999 with complete responsibility for selection and assignment of judges for all of DCI’s competitive events. He has served as the DCI Open Class Judge Administrator since 2003 and is a member of the DCI Rules and Systems Task Force.
Outside of the pageantry arts, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from The University of Kentucky and is presently a Vice President and Senior Manager in Information Technology with Fifth Third Bancorp, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.