John grew up in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and has been around the automotive industry almost all of his life. In high school, he worked at the local gas station, gaining knowledge and hands-on training at an early age. He then attended UTI in Chicago after high school, studying all areas of automotive repair and technology.
Before opening his own business, John worked for a number of auto shops throughout the Watertown area including a Chevy dealership as an auto technician. After a few years, John felt he could take everything he had learned both in shop and in school and open up an auto shop of his own.
In 2000, he officially opened the doors to Northside Auto in Watertown, WI, working by himself at first and hiring employees along the way. Over the years, Northside Auto expanded to a full auto repair facility and has doubled in size.
John has three boys, and in their spare time, they enjoy camping, fishing, and snowmobiling together.