John has been very actively involved in Portland theatre for nearly 30 years. He has performed on many of the stages around town and started directing and producing in 1999. He founded Live On Stage in 2004 with the intention of bringing to life musicals that otherwise would not be seen in Portland. Recent productions include Hair, The Who’s Tommy, The Wild Party, Faslettos, Eating Raoul - the Musical and upcoming is the Tony Award winning Spring Awakening. John has been instrumental in bringing youth in as volunteers and interns to learn about theatre and production. He also began the “Please Take A Seat Program” which brings underserved and at-risk youth to the theatre a no cost. John as raised money for several theatre companies in Portland and was the co-founder of the Rob Buckmaster fund for Theatre at the Equity Foundation.