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The Guardian Fall Team Blog

John comes to F.I.R.S.T. Choice Training and Guardian Fall Protection with more than 20 years’ experience in training, safety management, and enthusiasm for safeguarding the well-being of those that he interacts with. He wholeheartedly stands behind the concept that sustained training is paramount for an accident free workplace and the overall safety of its employees.

John’s experience includes serving in the United States Navy and Coast Guard, specializing in Search and Rescue Operations where he was meritoriously recognized for his maritime service. While he was stationed in Hawaii, he started his own catering company (after having learned the ropes at the prestigious Halakulani and Royal Hawaiian Hotels), eventually opening small night-crowd focused restaurant.


His retirement from the military was postponed after the September 11th attacks. He was recalled to active duty and found himself in Yorktown VA, as part of the Standardization Team, which travelled the world teaching proper safety practices and search and rescue operations. As if he wasn’t busy enough, John continued in his culinary endeavors by creating the Hungry Men’s Poker Party, and got a Master’s of Aeronautical Science at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

John’s final tour of duty with the Coast Guard sent him to Seattle, where he continued to work with the Standardization Team, specializing in hazardous materials, CPR, and First Aid. From there, he moved into port Security Operations teaching safety training and container inspections. In 2015, John headed back to school once again and received his Master’s of Education at George Washington University.

Needless to say, we are pleased to have John on the F.I.R.S.T. Choice team.