John has been the president of Crystal Springs Ranch, the developer of Shooting Star, from its inception in 2002. Under his leadership, Shooting Star has added 395 members since opening in July of 2009 and achieved over $350 million in club revenue and developer real estate sales.
From 1995 to 2003, John was president of Granite Ridge Development. In 1991, he founded JH Ski Management and engineered a four-party transaction that ended five years of litigation and brought new ownership to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. From 1992 to 1995, he served as president of the Resort.
Last year John was the top producing broker in Teton County, closing 38 transactions and leading all brokers in sales volume. He was also the leading broker in Teton County in 2001 and again in 2007, when he was named one of the top 20 real estate sales professionals (measured by sales volume) in the country by the Wall Street Journal.
As the exclusive broker for the developer, John has represented buyers and sellers in over 90% of all Shooting Star sales and, in 58% of those transactions, has represented both the buyer and the seller. More than 90% of Shooting Star sales are private transactions and not reported in the MLS system or on other web sites. This allows John’s clients to benefit from his unique perspective when buying or selling real estate in Shooting Star. In addition to Shooting Star, he also represents buyers and sellers of resort and ranch properties.
John received a B.A. from Williams College, a J.D. from Case Western Reserve Law School, where he was editor and chief of the law review, and an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management.
He has served on several boards, including the boards of St. John’s Hospital and the Teton County School District. During his tenures, he helped oversee the financing and construction of St. John’s Hospital and Nursing Home, St. John’s Professional Office Building, the Wilson Elementary School and the Jackson Hole High School. John and his wife, Kitty, currently sit on the board of City Kids Wilderness Project.