John is a retired LtCol with the United States Marine Corps. John served as a AV-8B Harrier pilot and was stationed in Yuma, AZ with multiple deployments across the Pacific to Japan, Australia and South Korea. After his military service, John was hired by United Airlines as a Second Officer on the Boeing 727 and then as a First Officer on the Airbus 319/320. John started working with Pella in 2005 while on furlough from United Airlines. John has served as an Operations Manager and General Manager for Operations then was promoted to General Manager for Retail Sales prior to becoming the owner of the Pella branch in Kansas. John is married and has four children. His family enjoys snow skiing, golf, cycling and any outdoor summer activity.