18 years as owner/operator in Skydiving Business with annual revenues of 3.5 – 4.0 million dollars. Staff management, Customer Satisfaction, Marketing, Event Planning, Government Contract Acquisitions, Web Development,
Motivated, big picture strategist capable of applying the details for measured results.
Excellent Team Builder and Management in Professional Sporting Teams and Business. Have been hired internationally for team development projects in the sporting world, and have written many articles on the subject of Leadership and the Team Building process.
An effective, concise communicator with the ability to present thoughts, ideas, and projects and bring them into action. Confident, experienced public speaker.
Strong web development background, SEO, SEM, Social Media Management, Adword Campaigns, FB Marketing, Joomla CMS, WordPress CMS
OWNER / GENERAL MANAGER – SKYDIVE ELSINORE 1997 – 2015
Employed and managed all aspects of this $4M, 7-day a week operation. The business consisted of 5 principal business units – Skydiving Instructional School, Hollywood Commercial and Stunt coordination, Military Contracts, Aircraft Support and Scheduling. This included staffing, budgeting, marketing, planning, events, and promotion.
PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE / SKYDIVING / SOUTHERN CA, AND ARIZONA 1993 – 1997
World Champion Skydiver with many national and international medals in team skydiving events. Has been a team player and leader on many of the top skydiving teams in the past 25 years.
SALES REP / HYDROSCAPE PRODUCTS / SAN DIEGO. CA 1991 – 1993
Sales and Service representative for Golf Division of Hydroscape Products. Service area included: Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Counties.
GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT / WILLOWBROOK CC LAKESIDE, CA 1989-1991
Superintendent of Golf Course who managed a staff of 6 personnel. Duties included all staffing and maintenance of Golf Course turf grass program.
Cuyamaca College – AA degree in Turf Grass Management
Web Development Projects
A great balance of management of team environment along with the technical aspects of web development and marketing.
Confident in all aspects of running businesses. Life-long learner eager to learn new technologies, learn from others, and apply learned skills.
Craig Zellers – Golf Irrigation Consultants (Owner) 415-342-1030 Jacquelyn O’Bryan – Civil Engineer 626-963-1186
Joe Jennings – Aerial Cinema Photographer (Owner) 310-543-2222
Greg Gasson – University of AZ ‘Mirror Lab’ (Senior Software Engineer) 310-819-2666 Jason Lehel – Television/Movie Producer (First Breath Films) 310-880-7399
John also conducts Business Leadership and Team Development Coaching