John has been a teacher for over twenty years specializing in the teaching of international students. He works at an international college in Vancouver where he has taught ESL, Secondary English, Communications, Sociology, Drama, Applied Skills and Physical Education. From 2003-05, he was a volunteer with WUSC at Hong Duc University in Vietnam. John has always been involved in extracurricular activities: ski trips, camping excursions, mountain hikes, teaching canoeing and outdoor survival skills, first-aid training, and has sponsored numerous sports activities. His love of the mountains and interest in international development drew him to Bhutan where, in 2011, he taught English to grades 9 -11 at Trashitse HSS in Wamrong.