John started skiing in his mid 30’s. It was a co-worker, Bob Blake, Kip’s Blake’s dad, who got him hooked. He set up a guy’s night out at Mt Tom and I haven’t looked back since. From there it quickly morphed into a seasonal rental at Killington for a number of years. Later on he got involved in a Beer League in the greater Hartford, CT area. On a weekend trip to Killington I ran into the ASRA (now Mid-Atlantic Masters) group and expanded my racing to their events when they ventured north.
Beer league friends kept mentioning that I should try Master’s. He tried a couple races in the late 90’s and became a regular Master’s racer from that point on.
John worked for United Technologies for 38 years primarily in the IT field. John is now retired and spends his time with his wife, Chris, and their two Labrador Retrievers.