John is the Founder and Head Coach of Orange Kettlebell Club, one of the largest private kettlebell clubs in the world. In 2017, the WAKSC/OKC California Open Sport Championship and Sport Camp was the biggest kettlebell sport event in US history. John has competed in over 40 Kettlebell Sport competitions since 2009.
*Named to the Board of Directors WAKSC (World Association of Kettlebell Clubs) 2016
*Level 3 KetAcademy Instructor (The first level 3 Instructor in the USA) 2015
*CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) 2006
*USAW (USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach) 2007
*Equinox Tier 3 (2003-2008) NYC-SF
*Pre-and Post Natal certified (via Equinox)
*IKFF CKT (inaugural class) 2008, IKFF FMD (inaugural class) 2009, IKSFA (St. Petersburg Russia inaugural class) 2010, IKSFA L2 (St. Petersburg Russia inaugural class) 2011, WKC (Master Trainer-inaugural class) 2008, RKC 2006, AKC 2007, WKC Master Coach 2011, KBA 2005, KA 2005, Full Kontact Kettlebell 2006, IUKL Judge 2014
*John graduated from Plattsburg State University in 2000 with a degree in English Literature. *From 2003-2008 John was a student and trainer at Equinox fitness clubs. First, in NYC John was in the final full class of the world-renowned EFTI education system.
*In 2004 John moved to California and worked at Equinox SF where he became a Tier 3 trainer.
*In 2007 he started the Orange Kettlebell Club.
*In 2008 he left Equinox to run the OKC full time.
*In 2014 he Opened OKC North Gym in Berkeley.
*John has published really bad poems in his University Literary Journal (and even won $50 once!)
*He has also published articles in Kettlebell Sport Magazine and My Mad Methods Magazine.
At the Summit, he will present on “Building a Passion-Based Kettlebell Business” under the Coach/Business Track.