John possess over 25 years experience in casino management and operations. John has been a consultant and a General Manager for many tribal gaming commissions and tribal casino organizations. He has a "hands on" approach to management and operations as well as an open-door policy. He has been responsible for Internal Control policies, training of gaming board personnel, training of gaming commissioners and development and training of surveillance departments. John's experience also includes Director of Gaming Commission for Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Gaming Commission. He was also responsible for the coordination and facilitating the development, financing and construction of the Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino and completed the project within budget. Over the years John has worked with the National Indian Gaming Commission on various projects and was part of the committee that developed the Minimum Internal Controls that are still being used today.
John grew up in Michigan. He was in the US Navy for four years including two tours of duty in Vietnam. Following his military service, he attended Gogebic Community College.