John is a true visionary. His vision, shared with Learning Center leaders J. Donald Cline and Ann Daves, has helped evolve the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute into the Learning Center at PARI, with a mission to offer an extraordinary STEM learning experiences available for learners of all ages. His energy and focus have created the foundation of the Learning Center at PARI to be a trusted location to educate the next generation of explorers and learners.
John's acclaimed background includes President of Growth Guiders, Chief Operating Officer of Lambda Chi Alpha International, and serving communities as a Police Officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Gaston County Police Departments. John is a graduate of Gonzaga University, where he earned a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership, with an emphasis on Servant Leadership.
When John is not on our mountain top campus at 1 PARI Drive, he enjoys touring the Blue Ridge Parkway in his Jeep with his dog Nae-Nae, and being the consummate Star Wars fan.