John received his post-graduate degree from Choate Rosemary Hall in 2004 and was awarded the prestigious Seymour St. John Award for excellence in academics and athletics. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania where he studied abroad in Florence, Italy, earned a B.A. in Italian Studies and lettered in both varsity football and baseball. Upon graduation from UPENN, John played two seasons of professional baseball and went onto train as a combat arms officer in the United States Army. John has been a director of youth activity and education camps and continues to train youth in leadership, fitness, and nutrition.