Resume

  • Trustee, Sonoma Valley Unified School District (2016-).
  • Barrister, Richard M. Sangster American Inn of Court (2007-).
  • Counsel, pro bono publico, Sonoma Ecology Center (2012-).
  • Counsel, pro bono publico, Sonoma Valley Athletic Club (2008-).
  • Incorporator, Sebastiani Theatre Foundation, Inc.
  • Chair, City of Sonoma Budget Advisory Committee (2005-6).
  • Chair, City of Sonoma Community Services & Environment Commission (2004-6).
John has been in private practice as an attorney in Sonoma since 2003, generally handling probate, real estate, and small business matters, including litigation. John graduated from UC Berkeley’s law school in 2002, where he was the Co-Editor in Chief of the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law, and where he earned the Jurisprudence Award in Copyright Law. Before becoming an attorney, John developed technical expertise working as a webmaster for a software startup, and as a web developer for a commercial finance company.

John graduated from UCLA in 1997, with degrees in history and political science, earning his Bachelor's degree in three years. He graduated from Santa Rosa's Cardinal Newman High School in 1994, where he was all-league as a linebacker, and captain of the defense for the Cardinals' football team.  John is a regular player of recreational soccer, and enjoys watching football, drinking wine with his winemaker wife Gianna, and laughing at the ridiculous antics of their three daughters, Siena (10), Allegra (8), and Margaux (1).

Education
J.D., University of Califomia, Berkeley, 2002.
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1997.