John, Christine and their two children settled in Temecula in early 2000. The decision to move to the Temecula area was based on a desire to relocate to a family friendly and safe environment as John was due to deploy in January of the coming year. Temecula was still a small town but a very safe place to raise our children. As luck would have it, John was deployed for much of the first 3 years. Fortunately, Christine is a rock and through the separation, was able to manage all the task involved in the growth and education of our children with the resources available in the community.
Member of the Home Care Association of America. Lifetime member of the 1st Marine Division Association. Whitehead Leadership Fellow at the University of Redlands. President of the Temecula Valley Golf League. Membership Chairman for the Temeku Hills Men’s Golf Club. Member of the Temecula Valley and Murrieta/Wildomar Chambers of Commerce
Treat people with dignity and respect and do what you say you are going to do. After many years as a U. S. Marine and several years of work in the defense industry, my wife and I decided to find a way to give back to the community that has given us so much. In our current business, our goal is to make a difference in people’s lives. Treating all with dignity and respect is the foundation we build on in pursuit of service excellence.
Our culture of care is client and caregiver centric. Our immediate goal is to continue to grow our business allowing us to reach and serve more people in our community while providing employment to the extraordinary people who make up our team. In conjunction with growth, we continue to improve and standardize our recruiting processes. As providers of caregiver’s, it is imperative that we only hire the very best and most trustworthy. Trustworthiness, compassion and a gift for caring is essential to providing the exceptional service we vow to provide.
I’ve been fortunate to have known many great leaders and business people over the years. One, in particular, took a chance on me during transition from the military to the civilian sector. His sage advice and mentorship convinced me that education is an extremely important aspect of one’s success. But one thing he often said is something I try to live by. He said, “Integrity is doing the right thing although you know you can get away with doing wrong”. Always striving to do what’s right makes it so much easier to sleep at night.
I am an avid golfer and Georgia Bulldog fan. Although I can’t play golf as much as I like, I know there will come a time when all the work will be done, and the grass truly is greener on the other side. I enjoy the outdoors and look for every opportunity to be out in the open air. As for Georgia, the last two years have been awesome but disappointing at the same time. However, my Georgia flag will still go up every fall and Saturday’s at my house will continue to be a festive and “lively” event. Go Dawgs!
Retired as a Marine Sergeant Major with more than 26 years of honorable service. Participated in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom in the Global War On Terrorism. Awarded a Bronze Star with V for heroic achievement in connection with combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Transitioned to the civilian sector in March of 2004 joining the team at Navigator Development Group, Inc. where he was elevated to Vice President of Client Programs. Departed NDGI in the summer of 2008 to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities. Created Military Consulting, LLC in the summer of 2008 to provide consultation services to industries developing military technology. Current owner and President of FirstLight Home Care providing services to members of the community that need a little assistance in the comfort of their own homes.