John jumped into the resort business by purchasing The Pines Resort and Campground on Lake Winnibigoshish in 2002. He and his wife Doreen owned and operated the resort for 16 years before selling it in June of 2018. During that time they were members of the Community of MN Resorts, on the board of the Itasca Co. Resort Assoc., and active in the St. Joseph Church. Since the early 1980’s, John has also been involved in the residential construction business. He joined the Orion sales team in 2013, and has successfully helped numerous families find their perfect resort or campground and live the dream of providing a true Minnesota vacation tradition.
John and Doreen live north of Grand Rapids MN on beautiful wooded acreage and have been married since 1998. They have a daughter who keeps them young.