Before joining WCSD, John worked within the Los Angeles Unified School District to start a charter school facilities bond program. He was also Vice President of New School Development at Green Dot Public Schools and oversaw Green Dot's growth strategy, advocacy, community outreach, and student recruiting efforts. As Director of Real Estate Development for Green Dot, he developed eight permanent charter school campuses in Los Angeles. His previous professional experience also includes working as an analyst at the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency and senior associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers. John holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Southern California and a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.