John was born in Ketchikan, AK, and raised through Point Higgins Elementary, Schoenbar Middle School, and Ketchikan High School. You may remember him operating a lemonade stand in the summers on the D-1 Loop and North Tongass Hwy Intersection 20+ Years ago, hard at work, saving up for his daily jaunt to Lighthouse Grocery.
He continued his education by pursuing a degree in Business Entrepreneurship at Western Oregon University. He held multiple positions relating to the housing industry and sales before starting his Real Estate Career in 2012 as a licensee. In 2015, John attained his Associate broker’s license in Alaska, and later that year, his Managing Broker’s license in Washington. By 2017, John upgraded his license to Broker’s and together with business partner, Justin Gubatayao, started Alpine Real Estate.
John is actively involved in the industry as the 2019 REALTOR® Director Chair for Southeast Alaska Board of Realtors (SEABR), and continued board participation with the Southeast Alaska Multiple Listing Service (SEAMLS).