Hailing from Bradley Beach, NJ, John is an integral member of the Surfrider team and was our first employee on the East Coast. John helps manage nine chapters spread out over five states in the Mid-Atlantic. He assists with campaigns, programs, and events, and also ensures that these chapters have the resources they need to succeed. Before joining our staff, he was active with, and cycled through all the elected postions of the Jersey Shore Chapter. John has been appointed to his town's Environmental Commission and Planning Board and he serves currently as an elected official on his Town Council. John is a dedicated surfer, husband, and father of two. He is also an extremely amateur birder.