John is married and has seven beautiful children. He served in the Montana Air National Guard for six years as a firefighter and in 1992 graduated from Rocky Mountain College. Upon graduation he began working at the Ted Lechner Youth Services Center for the next four years and in 1996 began a career with the Montana Department of Corrections as a Juvenile Parole Officer. Over the next 20 years John would hold many positions with the Department, ranging from an Intensive Supervision Officer to Chairman of the Billings Area Reentry Task Force. The last nine years of his career John would be the Administrator for Region IV Probation Parole Operations covering the South Central region of Montana. He has been a member of the Billings Community for nearly 30 years, has a strong faith background and set of values that have guided him through the years of his life. John understands the importance of research and evidence in corrections as the field continues to address the complex and ongoing issues of balancing the safety of our communities while providing opportunities for individual’s to change their behavior and become contributing law abiding members of the community. In January of 2016, John was offered and was honored to accept the position as Alpha House Director.