John has been a Maple Ridge resident for most of the past 50 years and a local Realtor since 1997. He was at the initial meeting in 1993 to form the group called the Alouette Steelhead Protection Society which became ARMS. John was fishing the river regularly back then and watched the river deteriorate due to low river flows. With work and family commitments, he lost touch with the river and fishing it, but in 2010 he purchased a property on the river and he felt it was time to get re-acquainted with the ARMS organization. In 2018, he was nominated to be a director and he looks forward to being involved with the preservation and enhancement of this beautiful river.