John is a native of San Francisco. He lived and worked in San Francisco and received the bulk of his education from the school of hard knocks until the disease of alcoholism took over his life. He entered treatment in 1988 and began his own journey into recovery. John takes pride in his passion and commitment to helping others begin their process of healing and change. John has been at the Knolls since it opened on May 4, 1990. Since then John has helped over 6,000 men and women begin their own process of recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction.