Dinner Date at The Landing in Westlake Village.
Going out on the town....
Sporting their cowboy boots and cowboy hats.
Christmas time at Janss Marketplace
John a CLU graduate, was instrumental in bringing the Mathew's Leadership Forum back to the University. This forum provides an opportunity for students and local leaders to come together for dinners and table discussions. John is pictured here with Steve Mclean (Chief of Police - Santa Paula).
John (2013 Grand Marshal) at Conejo Valley days with two other Grand Marshal's and T.O. City Council Member Al Adam. John has been a key volunteer and Board Member of Conejo Valley Days since 2012.
John along with two WWII veteran's working at the Stand Down in Ventura. This event is repeated across the United States to help veterans in need. Most of the veterans that come to this three day event are either very low income or homeless. Giving back to others that have given of their time to support our freedoms.
The Reign of Terror is a haunted house that is located above the Golds Gym in the Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks. This 23,000 square foot haunted house is ranked in the top 5 in the United States. John has been a mainstay with this event for 15 years. Each year the proceeds from the haunted house go directly to the Conejo Recreation and Park District to fund special events.
For over 25 years, John has volunteered outside of the Conejo Valley. He was a member and instructor for the National Ski Patrol in Big Bear, California. John is pictured here with with Hercules (a San Bernardino Sheriff search dog) who would frequent the slopes on the weekends.
Wreath's Across America is an annual event held at cemeteries throughout the United States in early December. This event lay's wreaths at the grave sites of veterans, honoring them for their sacrifice. This picture was taken with a service horse. These horses normally visit veterans in the hospital similar to service dogs.
John created "Give Cancer the Boot" a local fundraiser held each year at the Borderline Bar and Grill. John brings together the community for a night of country western music and raising money and awareness to help fight cancer.
The Chair of Honor is dedicated at different venue's across the country and remains vacant. This symbolizes those that have paid the ultimate sacrifices for our freedoms. John (pictured on the right) is part of the local chapter of Rolling Thunder. This National organization supports veterans in need. The local chapter is based here in Thousand Oaks.
Each year John coordinates the "Ride for the Blue". This event rides to all the police stations (10 locations) in 1 day, stopping to give our Ventura County law enforcement officers respect and love. It has become popular over the years and now we have approximately 150 riders that join the annual event.
John was the president of Thousand Oaks Little League for 13 years during which the organization made an impressive 5 appearance's in the World Series ('03,'05,'07,'09,and '14). During his tenure he was responsible for 450 players and families, 60 coaches, 60 umpires and 25 board of directors. TOLL is ranked amoung the best youth baseball organizations in the county. (Pictured to the left is the moment that Thousand Oaks won the 2006 Big League World Series, beating Puerto Rico 10-0)
2014 marked the 50th anniversary for the city, so John thought it was important to have a parade. He contacted the City and then chaired a committee of 25 board members. The stats were impressive... 150 volunteers, over 100 entrees and 25,000 spectators. This was the largest parade the city has every seen.