John has been involved in Royal Rangers since 1975 and has served as an adult leader in the local outpost for over 25 years. John joined the national Royal Rangers team as Communications Coordinator in June of 2005 and assumed the responsibilities of the High Adventure magazine (replaced by Rangers NOW in 2008), national web site, and publications. Before joining the national team John served in various organizational leadership positions including District Training Coordinator, District Buckaroo/Straight Arrow Coordinator, Sectional Commander, and Area Commander, in the Arkansas and Southern Missouri districts. In July of 2010 John moved into his present role as Programs Coordinator where he oversees the development of Royal Rangers curriculum and program materials, including TRaCclub, the Royal Rangers online curriculum. John is a graduate of Missouri State University and has earned degrees in Financial Management and Information Technology. He lives in the Springfield area with his wife and four children and is actively involved in his local outpost where he enjoys participating in Royal Rangers with his two sons.