In 1970, John began his career in the real estate and construction business when he went to work for one of Canada's largest single family and multiple home developers in Canada. Since then he has been involved in over 300 million dollars of Real Estate business in all sectors from design, marketing financing and sales. Today, John is a licensed realtor with Sutton Real Estate and operates from his own ranch specializing in the sale of ranches and farmlands in BC.
John is a consummate entrepreneur and has been a success at varied aspects of his life. He is an accomplished pilot and travels the province in his own twin engine executive airplane from his private airstrip at the ranch. He was the president of a large residential and commercial construction company in Ontario in the eighties. He was the president and CEO of a chain of lumber stores in Eastern Ontario. He has served on a hospital board, was on the executive of Rotary, and was involved in the executive of the Ontario Liberal Association.