John is a Canadian who lives in Kelowna BC, a city just north of the US border situated on a large lake and surrounded by orchards, vineyards and mountains. He retired early in life after a successful career with a large Canadian financial company. John has been spending his winters in the Palm Springs area since the early 1990s and it was here that he discovered his love for hiking. He leads most hikes with his partner in life, Christy Anderson. When not hiking, you will likely find him golfing.