John was born in Bath, UK but grew up and attended secondary school in Bristol. After completing his undergraduate studies at University College London, John studied at Purdue University and was offered a position at UBC in the Department of Paediatrics. This began a 41-year career at UBC that continues to this day. John joined DLBC in 2013, having learned about lawn bowling from Mia Bjornstad (whose daughter is married to John’s son). John and his wife Carolyn have three children and five grandchildren. Besides bowling, John’s hobbies include reading, music, photography, and travel, but what you might not know is that he is also an avid vegetable gardener.